Published on
January 31, 2012

On behalf of nature conservation organisations, the Forestry Board commissioned the Groene Kennis Coöperatie (Green Knowledge Cooperation) to develop Natuurportal (Nature Portal). The new portal is the starting point to share knowledge about forest and nature conservation and uses the same infrastructure as the Groen Kennisnet (Green Knowledge Net). Wageningen UR Library has played an important role in the creation of Natuurportal.

Wageningen UR Library ensures that a collection of documents on nature management can be found within the Groen Kennisnet’s new search function. The search function has been modified so that it now searches in the content of Natuurportal’s important websites for education (senior secondary vocational education (MBO) and higher professional education (HBO)) and for nature managers: wiki natuurbeheer (nature conservation), wiki natuuronderwijs (nature education), (nature knowledge), veldwerkplaatsen (fieldwork places) and (nature conservation now).

A video has been made for Natuurportal’s launch. The video shows nature manager Arjan Versprille from the National Park Weerribben-Wieden showing how he uses Natuurportal to support his work. See YouTube!

Contact: Rob van Genderen

(newsletter 1-2012)