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.

A Habitat Suitability Analysis for the golden jackal (Canis aureus) in the Netherlands

2019

The golden jackal (Canis aureus) is expanding its range towards Northern and Western Europe. In these parts of Europe, there is a lack of substantial knowledge about this animal’s ecology and habitat requirements. The aim of this study was to determine the potential location and numbers of territories in the Netherlands suitable for the golden jackal. This article uses a literature study to review the habitat requirements of the golden jackal.

Molecular identification of sei whales (Balaenoptera borealis) from the Netherlands

2019

Sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis) is a very rare species in the North Sea. The remains of four whales identified as sei whales, originating from the Netherlands, are preserved in the zoological collection of Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, the Netherlands. A single bone in the Naturalis collection, found on the Dogger Bank just outside Dutch waters, was also identified as sei whale.

Kijk op Exoten 28

2019

Kijk op Exoten, nummer 28, december 2019

De nieuwsbrief Kijk op Exoten is het communicatiemiddel dat alle projectpartners gezamenlijk inzetten om vrijwilligers en professionals in Nederland te informeren over exoten. 


Rode neusbeer al op Mallorca, in Nederland alleen ontsnapte dieren
Ellen van Norren

Lutra 62(1)_Thomassen_Editorial_2019

2019

One of my favourite natural history books is “Monster of God”, by David Quammen, subtitled “The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind”. It tells the story of man’s relationship with big, fierce animals, the ones that can kill and eat us. To illustrate his story, Quammen draws on four examples, three of them mammals (Romanian bears, Russian tigers and Indian lions). He describes the threats to these species, the conflicts that arise where humans and large predators live near one another and the efforts of conservationists.