Posts with tag: The Netherlands

  • Ode to the European bison (Blog)

    13. July 2017

    On April 24 this year, one of the first members of the European Rewilding Network – the European Bison Project in Kraansvlak – celebrated its 10 year anniversary. In this blog, European Rewilding Network Exchange Officer and bison project coordinator Yvonne Kemp shares an inspirational story about the developing relationship between European bison and the people …

  • Princess Laurentien attends third bison reintroduction project in the Netherlands (News)

    14. June 2016

    Today, the official start of the third bison reintroduction project in the Netherlands was attended by Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, on behalf of Rewilding Europe. Together with pupils from local schools, Princess Laurentien officially opened the project in the Veluwe area by unveiling a bison board on which the children had put personal messages …

  • New release of European bison in The Netherlands (News)

    8. March 2016

    This Monday, the Netherlands witnessed the start of a new bison grazing project. The first four animals were released in the Maashorst nature reserve in the south-eastern part of the country (Province of Noord-Brabant) where ultimately a starting herd of of 11 animals will roam a landscape of at least 1,500 hectares of forests, grasslands, …

  • European Rewilding Network welcomes three new Dutch member sites (News)

    14. October 2015

    Today, Rewilding Europe warmly welcomes three sites in The Netherlands as new members of the European Rewilding Network (ERN). Natuurmonumenten, the largest nature organisation in the Netherlands, has proposed these three sites where great progress is made with rewilding. The areas are the Deelerwoud/Veluwezoom (province of Gelderland), the Drents-Friese Wold (province of Friesland and Drenthe) …

  • Bats and beavers are coming back in parts of Europe (News)

    3. February 2014

    Bat numbers increased more than 40 % between 1993 and 2011, after having declined for many years, according to a new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Positive news are also coming out about the comeback of the beaver.   Bat comeback The EEA report on bats is the most comprehensive study yet made …

  • Dutch wildlife attitude survey pleads for more space for wildlife and wild nature (News)

    28. January 2014

    The Dutch conservation organization ‘Natuurmonumenten’ (Dutch Society for the Protection of Nature, 1905), with a staggering number of 735,000 members, 150.000 young members (of the OERRR initiative, 2012) and managing some 345 nature reserves covering over 101,000 hectares in The Netherlands, recently published a survey on the attitude of Dutch people towards wildlife in its …