This 2014 video from North Brabant province in the Netherlands is about a fifteen-year-old boy who tried to sell illegal ivory and wild cat species‘ skins.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
Big catch of illegal animal skins, bones and ivory
In North Brabant province a huge amount of material of protected and endangered animals and plants has been found. It involves, eg, coral and skins and bones of endangered animals.
The discovery was made in a joint operation by customs, police and the Food and Drugs Authority NVWA.
The items were in an office building and five sheds. Skins of snakes, monkey skulls, ivory jewelry and hundreds of kilos of coral were displayed in a showroom and were stored in crates and boxes. The police have taken three days to find out the illegal material between the legal stuff. Also, half a million euros in cash and gold was found.
The police found out about the company after customs in Rotterdam had intercepted a container from China. It contained 345 kilos of coral, for which no authorization had been sought. Two weeks ago, a search started at the Brabant business.
The 53-year-old owner of the company is the suspect in this case, but he has not been arrested yet.
This 28 August 2016 video is about flowers, hoverflies, dragonflies and other insects at the Beerenplaat nature reserve on Voorne island in the Netherlands.
This video shows a sooty copper butterfly in the Pitztal valley in Austria.
This video shows a sooty copper butterfly, subalpinus subspecies, in the Pitztal valley in Austria.
This video from the USA says about itself:
25 August 2016
Large Bald Faced Hornet nest in a tree with some nice bird calls in the background. These are dangerous hornets and they typically build their nests in trees in the wild and near houses so if one accidentally disturbs them while mowing or trimming trees you won’t outrun them. The worker hornets here are diligently making the nest even bigger. When found away from any human habitation like this nest it’s best just to leave them alone as they are in fact quite beneficial by preying on other harmful insects – all in the balance of Nature. Interestingly, if you are quiet you can film them quite closely as here with a cell phone – they have guard hornets posted who are always on the lookout for anything threatening so best to give these nests a wide berth.
Dolichovespula maculata is a eusocial wasp of the cosmopolitan family Vespidae. Its colloquial names include the bald-faced hornet, bald hornet, white-faced hornet, white-tailed hornet, blackjacket, and bull wasp.
This 26 August 2016 video shows a holly blue butterfly on a Vicia flower; until a bumblebee drives it away.
This 24 August 2016 video shows banded darter dragonflies waking up in the morning in the Netherlands.