Faunawatch plant bomen voor meer biodiversiteit

Plant trees for more biodiversity


Problem

Biodiversity is limited in the Netherlands. Green areas are often very small or simultaneously used for industry, agriculture, buildings, waterways and roads. In Europe, 29 million mammals die in traffic every year. In the Netherlands the main victims are hedgehogs: about 300 000 yearly die in traffic.

Solution

Research shows that people love nature because of its uniqueness, beauty and diversity in animals, plants and landscapes. Our food supply and economic evolution also largely depend on nature. In order to protect our current and future generations, it is crucial that we protect nature and maintain it. Biodiversity is one of the best indicators in determining the quality and health of nature and ecosystems. In the Netherlands, forests are very important for a lot of animal species, some of which are threatened with extinction.

Goal

We want to enhance biodiversity by expanding and connecting nature by planting trees.

Adopt a tree

You can help us by adopting a tree (60-100 cm high) for only 5 euros. We will send you the adaption certificate with the coordinates of the tree, so you can always visit it. By doing this, you help enhance biodiversity!

Faunawatch volunteers planting trees







    Working together for more biodiversity

    If you, your company or organization have enough space to plant at least 50 trees (or even 50 000 trees), you can contact us. Together we can decide how to tackle this. In any case, you can count on us to show up with an enthusiastic team of volunteers to plant the trees. Local governments can also contact us. You can send us a message with more information on your idea through our contact form.

    Updates

    Municipality of Maastricht:
    The councilman officially approved our project. We started by planting 5 trees, after which 41 volunteers planted 1000 linden trees, summer oaks and ash trees. We also dug out a piece of land, in order to create a natural pond for the great crested newt.
    Municipality of Valkenburg aan de Geul:
    As of 15 October 2022 we will plant 450 pieces of natural vegetation, 150 types of herbs and 10 assorted berry bushes. We will also install 5 bee hotels, 5 bat boxes, 5 hedgehog cabinets, 5 nesting boxes for birds of prey and 5 nesting boxes for tawny owls. We will also place 3 information signs in order to educate people on bees, badgers, hedgehogs, bats, tawny owls and kestrels. In March 2023 we will sow 26 types of indigenous bee mixture in an area of 1.000 m2.
    Municipality of Meerssen:
    We are currently discussing how we can improve local flora and fauna.