Publicatieoverzicht

‘Wolf Fencing’ in Nederland en België; Initiatieven in Nederland en Vlaanderen voor conflictarm samenleven met wolf

2019

Wolven zijn terug in de Lage Landen. Maar blijft dat ook zo? Dat zal grotendeels afhangen van het maatschappelijk draagvlak, of met andere woorden: van hoeveel conflicten er optreden tussen mens en wolf. Zowel in Nederland als in België is er een Wolf Fencing beweging opgericht die veehouders gratis bijstaat met advies en mankracht bij het wolfwerend maken van hun omheiningen. Zo wordt schade voorkomen en een vredig samenleven van mens en wolf bevorderd.

No place to hide: Limited forest cover hampers the availability of suitable habitat for lynx in the Netherlands

2019

In Europe, centuries-long of overharvesting and hunting of large herbivores and carnivores has resulted in extinctions of large mammals, such as the lynx (Lynx lynx). With the expansion of lynx distributions via recolonisation and reintroduction programmes, it is possible that the lynx will again recolonise the Netherlands. This study identified the most important predictors for lynx habitat suitability in the Netherlands and areas in the Netherlands where the ecological requirements of the lynx are met.

Damage to dykes and levees in the Netherlands is extensive and increases with muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) density

2019

The muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) is an invasive species in the Netherlands. Its burrowing habits are alleged to threaten the integrity of the extensive water control infrastructure, posing a public safety hazard in this densely populated, low-lying country. A national control program currently traps and kills tens of thousands of muskrats each year. The costs (annually about € 35M) as well as concerns raised by animal welfare groups have raised questions about whether the control program could be improved, and even whether it is necessary at all.

No place to hide: Limited forest cover hampers the availability of suitable habitat for lynx in the Netherlands

2019

In Europe, centuries-long of overharvesting and hunting of large herbivores and carnivores has resulted in extinctions of large mammals, such as the lynx (Lynx lynx). With the expansion of lynx distributions via recolonisation and reintroduction programmes, it is possible that the lynx will again recolonise the Netherlands. This study identified the most important predictors for lynx habitat suitability in the Netherlands and areas in the Netherlands where the ecological requirements of the lynx are met.