G. Tjeerds made the video.
Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:
The government will improve the protection of otters soon. These rare animals are often killed. The government promises to address immediately the seven crossings where this happens most often, along with the provincial authorities of Friesland and Overijssel. At fourteen other places the animals should be able to cross a lot safer in mid-2017.
Translated from ARCADIS in the Netherlands today:
ARCADIS has monitored during the past year the operation of sixty fauna crossings in the province of Overijssel. These are small fauna tunnels, walk ledges under bridges and large wildlife viaducts. Using camera traps all animals which last fall made use of the passages were recorded. The images of wildlife crossings along the N334 and the N762 motorways show how otters use the tunnels daily to avoid the dangerous roads. …
This video says about itself:
Within the first few hours after hatching a Barnacle gosling must make a giant leap from it’s clifftop nest falling over 400ft in order to reach the ground below.
Translated from BirdLife in the Netherlands:
For the time being, no shooting of geese
Thursday, January 15th, 2015 12:12
In the Province of Overijssel temporarily greylag geese, white-fronted geese and barnacle geese are not allowed to be shot. The court in Zwolle today in an urgent procedure decided that the exemption which the province had issued previously should be suspended. BirdLife in the Netherlands is pleased with the ruling. This allows the wintering geese in Overijssel in the short term to be protected from large-scale shooting.
This video says about itself:
21 March 2013
An overview of reptiles found in Triassic marine ecosystems.
Translated from daily De Gelderlander in the Netherlands:
Prehistoric marine reptile from Winterswijk ‘discovered’
January 9, 2015
ENSCHEDE WINTERSWIJK – Researchers from the Universities of Bonn and Zurich have recently ‘discovered’ a placodont in the collection of Museum TwentseWelle. The remains of the marine reptile were found in the late 1980’s in the quarry in Winterswijk by Gerben Diepenbroek from Varsseveld.
Diepenbroek gave his collection in 2008 to the museum in Enschede. Since then the collection is a subject of investigation by various universities in Europe.
According to Dennis Nieweg, nature department curator of TwentseWelle, it is a very special discovery. “Worldwide but a few placodonts are known.”
245 million years
The placodont is a marine reptile that lived some 245 million years ago in shallow waters, ”grazing’ seabeds looking for small animals such as sea urchins and crabs. According to Nieweg the discovery of this placodont improves our understanding of how the Netherlands was like 245 million years ago. The region around Winterswijk was under water then and was part of an inland sea covering the Netherlands.
The fossil remains of this sea reptile are again in Enschede after all investigations. Museum TwentseWelle shows them in a special showcase.