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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..


Continue reading 12 October 2020   1 week oud

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..


Continue reading 12 March 2020   7 mnd oud

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..


Continue reading 17 February 2020   8 mnd oud

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..


Continue reading 03 April 2018   2 jaar oud

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..


Continue reading 08 March 2018   2 jaar oud

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..


Continue reading 15 August 2017   3 jaar oud

In 2016, the fourth symposium ‘Future of Butterflies in Europe’ was held in Wageningen. Now a selection of papers from that meeting is published in the Journal of Insect Conservation. ..


Continue reading 11 July 2017   3 jaar oud

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