Locally extinct fish back in the Netherlands


This 28 July 2020 Dutch video is about a rare fish species, the allis shad.

It had been considered extinct in the Netherlands, because of pollution, overfishing, and human-made obstacles in rivers had stopped its migration from the North Sea up the river Rhine.

Recently, a small opening was made in the Haringvliet dam, to enable fish to travel up the Rhine.

This week, researchers discovered two adult allis shad fish in the Haringvliet.

Rare hoopoes nest in the Netherlands


This 2019 video is called Hoopoe facts: birds with stinkin’ great accuracy | Animal Fact Files.

This spring, for the first time since a long time ago, a hoopoe couple has nested in the Netherlands: in the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen area, in a hollow in a big tree. Five young hoopoes have fledged.