Biodiversity

Biodiversity

Biodiversity is the variety of genetic diversity, species, ecosystems and their interactions. Biodiversity has been in rapid decline for years in the Netherlands and worldwide. Fortunately, this is receiving increasing attention, both by governments and through local initiatives. Thanks to our unique combination of specialist knowledge and extensive experience with advice on design and management we are at the forefront of increasing biodiversity.

When species disappear and populations become more vulnerable, this affects the entire ecosystem. For example, pests may increase and crop pollinators may decrease. Ensuring biodiversity is essential for a healthy and resilient ecosystem, also for humans.

Advice on increasing biodiversity

Safeguarding biodiversity is not only linked to natural areas. There are many opportunities in cities and villages, along roads and railways, in canals and rivers, in urban fringe zones, and in agricultural areas.

Biodiversity is often determined by the extent of human management. Whether biodiversity is afforded a prominent place in management depends on the other plans for an area, as well as the level of ambition. Our advisors help determine these factors, both for small and large areas. As a result, our advice is goal-oriented and practical.

Resilience

It is possible to strengthen biodiversity through development. Sometimes this is required by law, however, it is always recommended. Restoring biodiversity and climate adaptation often go hand-in-hand. Human developments have unintentionally damaged biodiversity. Fortunately, that is slowly starting to change, and we are here to assist!