Publisher: Dutch Butterfly Conservation
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Nature conservation can only be done effectively with enough knowledge about nature. In the Netherlands we know a lot about which species occur where and how they are doing. Freshwater ecosystems are biodiverse but receive..
The use of systemic pesticides, such as several neonicotinoids, has been increasingly restricted in Europe, due to side effects on especially bees. Now, negative effects have also been demonstrated for fipronil. In the large..
Recently the decline of insects has been highlighted as one of the main crises in biodiversity conservation. Butterflies are one of the groups of insects that are popular, colourful and easy to identify. Everyone can help in..
De Vlinderstichting (Dutch Butterfly Conservation) and CBS (Statistics Netherlands) coordinate the monitoring schemes for butterflies and dragonflies in the Netherlands and just released their report for 2017, including some clear..
In agricultural production, a globally growing area is cultivated with insect resistant, genetically modified (GM) crops, such as Bt-maize. In the Netherlands Bt-crops are not allowed. But with increasing pressure from society to..
Nitrogen deposition is the most influential global driver of anthropogenic biodiversity decline besides habitat destruction and the emission of greenhouse gases. Recent insights on its threats to biodiversity and ways to recovery..