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More life in streams and ditches

Published on
September 27, 2021

An article in Wageningen World about the Wageningen Biodiversity Initiative including Leo Nagelkerke about the importance of water bodies in the Netherlands.

The ditches, streams, lakes and rivers of the Netherlands are returning to a more natural state. And yet the biodiversity in the country’s freshwater still comes nowhere near the European norms, partly because of unnatural banks and fertilizers and pesticides from agriculture. ‘There is rarely any point in tackling one problem on its own.’

Read here the full article in Wageningen World