Angeline Rijkeboer made this video.
New Wilderness in Japanese cinemas
December 20, 2016
Wildlife film “The New Wilderness” on the Oostvaardersplassen is popular abroad. After, eg, having been shown on TV in Germany and Belgium, the film is now in Japanese cinemas. So says producer Ton Okkerse.
In ten Japanese cities The New Wilderness recently started at the cinemas. A special event according to Okkerse. Not often European films are shown in Japanese cinemas. Certainly not wildlife films.
Japanese interest for the Oostvaardersplassen is according to Okkerse because of the Fukushima nuclear disaster five years ago. This disaster still causes much debate in the country. Thus, inter alia, ‘rewilding’, meaning returning areas to nature, is considered.
What the Japanese exactly think about De Nieuwe Wildernis is guesswork. Okkerse does get reviews and reports on visitors’ numbers, but he can not read them because of the language barrier and Japanese characters.
This is a May 2011 Dutch video on Oostvaardersplassen national park.
Wildlife warden Jan Griekspoor from Dutch national park Oostvaardersplassen writes today about 2016 bird news.
There are 200 great egret couples as well.
Lesser egrets have probably nested in 2016.
There were at least 12 calling male bitterns; meaning probably more nests.
At least 60 marsh harrier couples this year.
There are about 1,000 shoveler ducks, less than usually.
This year’s sea eagle eaglet is doing well. It flies regularly around the nest.
About 1,800 great cormorant couples nest; less than in other years.
There are at least 25 nesting territories of the rare spotted crake.
Finally, young red foxes everywhere.