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What are the negative consequences for birds of prey now that the number of wind turbines in the Netherlands is only increasing? And how can we prevent them? ..

Continue reading 02 March 2023   4 wkn oud
Zeegras, Bahama's

Seagrass: green leaves swaying in the currents. Fish weave their way through, and sea turtles graze. They’re always on their guard, watching out for any encroaching sharks. The seagrass’ roots are hidden in the seabed, where they..

Continue reading 01 March 2023   4 wkn oud
Hemidactylus frenatus. Tjitjak

In 2022, two new non-native reptile species were found on Sint Eustatius: underwood’s spectacled tegu and the common house gecko. Both species probably established themselves on the island recently. The number of non-native..

Continue reading 25 February 2023   1 maand oud
Onderzoek naar leefgebied inheemse kwal in Caribisch gebied

Researchers from Wageningen University & Research and the University of Amsterdam report on a fascinating case of competition between an animal and an invasive pIant. In tropical ecosystems, photosynthesizing organisms are..

Continue reading 20 February 2023   1 maand oud
Boa constrictor

More than 210 invasive alien species have been documented wild in the in the Dutch Caribbean. These species can have major ecological effects by decimating native flora or fauna. They can also cause large economic losses and..

Continue reading 19 February 2023   1 maand oud
Bodemtransplantatie op locatie

A new study comparing 46 field experiments in 17 countries across four continents clearly spells it out: areas in need of nature restoration benefit from soil transplantation. The global results were collected by an international..

Continue reading 16 February 2023   1 maand oud

The rate of deforestation in the Amazon is much higher than previously thought. As a result, there is a risk of reaching a tipping point, after which the ecosystem will be irreversibly altered. And that could have catastrophic..

Continue reading 15 February 2023   1 maand oud
winlocatie Cascade

Cascade, the trade association for raw material companies, teamed up with Dutch Butterfly Conservation in developing a roadmap to create more habitat for pollinators, such as butterflies, bees and hoverflies, at extraction sites...

Continue reading 09 February 2023   1 maand oud

Have you ever wondered what kind of species you see around you? A beautiful lizard, flower, or sea turtle? You can now easily check by taking a photo with your smartphone and uploading it on to the ObsIdentify app for..

Continue reading 06 February 2023   1 maand oud
Least Gecko (Sphaerodactylus sputator)

This week, the Least Gecko was recorded on Saba for the first time in sixty years. Identified by researchers from the University of California Davis and the California Academy of Sciences, these sightings serve as the first..

Continue reading 04 February 2023   1 maand oud