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Sint Maarten is the first Dutch Caribbean island where the new coral disease ‘Stony Coral Tissue Loss disease’ has recently been discovered. Between 50 and 90 percent of Sint Maarten’s stony coral has either been infected or has..


Continue reading 14 March 2019   4 dgn oud

Wageningen University recently published an alarming report on the threatened natural resources on Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius. The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), together with local park organizations, urge the local..


Continue reading 06 March 2019   1 week oud

On Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten and the Saba Bank there are a minimum of 35 animal and plant species that exist nowhere else in the world, so-called endemics. Additionally, 188 species are specific just to the surrounding..


Continue reading 13 February 2019   1 maand oud

The Dutch Caribbean islands are home to the most extraordinary ecosystems within the Kingdom of the Netherlands: from pristine coral reefs to elfin cloud forest; the spectacular natural world of these islands includes species..


Continue reading 06 February 2019   1 maand oud

The 4th edition of the Dutch Soil Animal Days saw 856 citizen scientists comb through more than 200 gardens and parks to find some 7500 soil creatures. Findings that stand out after this year's long, dry summer: woodlice have..


Continue reading 09 November 2018   4 mnd oud

In recent decades, there have been distribution shifts of several cetacean species in the North Sea. Harbour porpoises almost disappeared from the North Sea in the 1950s, but have made a spectacular comeback. Also on the rise is..


Continue reading 04 October 2018   5 mnd oud

The Romanian hamster is very rare. The species occurs only in Romania, but you hardly ever will see it even there. Yet nature photographer and filmmaker Rollin Verlinde managed to capture it on film. These are possibly the first..


Continue reading 28 September 2018   5 mnd oud

The first island of the new Marker Wadden is now open to the public. Visitors will be able to see for themselves how abundant nature has already become in this newest part of the Netherlands...


Continue reading 13 September 2018   6 mnd oud

In conventional farming most attention goes out to quality of planting material, soil quality, fertilisation, weed control and similar aspects. Surprisingly little attention is being paid to the importance of ecosystem services..


Continue reading 08 September 2018   6 mnd oud

This year four bison calves have been born in Kraansvlak, a coastal dune area that is part of Zuid-Kennemerland National Park. Including the newborns, the herd counts 26 bison. The past ten years in total 33 calves have been born..


Continue reading 05 August 2018   7 mnd oud

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