More wildlife corridors at Dutch nature reserve


This June 2015 video is about a boat trip in Dutch Naardermeer nature reserve.

Ever since 1906, the Naardermeer lake is the oldest nature reserve in the Netherlands. In 1874, before it was a nature reserve, a railroad track was built, separating the northern and southern parts of the lake.

That railroad is still there. It turns out to be sometimes lethal for roe deer, red foxes, hares and other wildlife.

Now, the railway is reconstructed. That opportunity is used to add six wildlife tunnels to enable animals to cross safely under the railroad. These tunnels are supposed to be ready at the end of 2019, radio show Vroege Vogels reported today.

This 2013 animation video is about a wildlife corridor built then, from the Ankeveense plassen to the Naardermeer nature reserves, enabling, eg, otters to cross. That corridor indeed made it possible for otters to reach the Naardermeer.

There are now also plans for wildlife corridors between Flevoland province and the Naardermeer which may enable beavers to reach the Naardermeer from Flevoland.

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