Mindy van den Broek made the video.
This video from Britain is called My UK Wildlife Garden Birds.
Translated from Dutch RTL TV today:
Police rescues wild sparrows and great tits from pet store
The police have confiscated animals in a pet shop in Breda: 25 native birds.
They are blue tits, great tits, dunnocks, robins, house sparrows, chaffinches and bullfinches. The protected birds may be kept only if they wear a ring, but that was not the case. Police received information and suspects that the animals were caught in the wild.
Some of the birds had traces of glue on their bodies. This indicates that glue sticks were used to catch the wild birds.
Police wrote a report against the owner of the pet shop.
Illegal animal trade in the Netherlands: here.
This video from California in the USA says about itself:
16 Jan 2012
Translated from Vroege Vogels TV in the Netherlands:
How do geese learn how to fly?
Young white-fronted geese follow their parents on their migration from the breeding grounds. This is well-known. But do the young birds also decide themselves when they will land to feed? And, when flying, do they always keep in the immediate vicinity of their parents? When do they leave their parents and go their own way?
To find answers to these questions white-fronted geese in the river region in North Brabant are caught in an old fashioned way. Then researchers affix small transmitters to the geese. In this way, they hope to get more insights about the migratory and family behaviour of the birds.
In the winter months, white-fronted geese stay in Netherlands: especially in Friesland, the rivers region, Zeeland and West Flanders in Belgium (the Zwin and the East Coast polders areas). They often occur in mixed groups with greylag geese, bean geese and barnacle geese.
This rare plant is unfortunately getting still rarer.
In 2013, only 13 flowering plants were left in Noord-Brabant province.
- Good Dutch wildlife news (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Rare spiked Rampion plant being nurtured back into Sussex nature (theargus.co.uk)
- Rampion bellflower (findmeacure.com)
- Rapunzel Synopsis (f13folkestadp.wordpress.com)
- Orchids and axolotls in the botanical garden (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
Though not all goes well with wildlife in the Nertherlands, there are some successes.
Like, in North Brabant things go well for its populations of tree frog, spadefoot toad, smooth snake, black rampion, lousewort. Improving the habitat of the smooth snake also is a benefit for many other species such as nightjar, stonechat, chequered skipper and field cricket. On heathlands in North Brabant there are successes for species such as the marsh gentian and Alcon blue butterflies dependent on it.
- Dutch national park Oostvaardersplassen extended (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Dutch dragonfly and butterfly news (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Dutch wildlife film, over 600,000 visitors (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Good Dutch eel news (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- BrabantKennis, Kijk op Brabant (behance.net)
- Noord-Brabant or Brabant? (society4u.wordpress.com)
Translated from the Stichting Bargerveen in the Netherlands, Friday 15 November 2013:
Hundreds of pikes for stopping invasive sunfish
This morning, a unique experiment starts in the Mastbos in Breda. Not less than 800 northern pikes are brought in by the Forestry Commission to fight the large local pumpkinseed sunfish population. This invasive species from South America
sic; from North America
is a major threat to native aquatic fauna. Capture of this exotic species is impossible in the Mastbos, so people hope native predators will be a solution.
The waters in the Mastbos in Breda have been infested for years by pumpkinseed sunfishes. This alien species has been brought by humans to the Netherlands as an ornamental fish, but it also ended up in natural waters. The pumpkinseed sunfish is an omnivore which thrives here and reaches very high densities. This is at the expense of the native aquatic fauna. This is massively eaten by the sunfish, including endangered species such as large white-faced darter dragonfly and palmate newt.
This video is about pumpkinseed sunfish in an aquarium.
- Phylogeography and Conservation Genetics of a Distinct Lineage of Sunfish in the Cuatro Ciénegas Valley of Mexico (plosone.org)
- Mull rare fish sighting a ‘sign of climate change.’ (scotsman.com)
- Coeur d’Alene Tribe seeks clues to trout troubles (ravallirepublic.com)
- Stream surveys by Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission yield mixed results (triblive.com)
- Smartphone apps join fight to save country’s native wildlife species (hispanicbusiness.com)