• Talking about nature with agrisector senior managers

    At the occasion of the annual meeting of over 60 senior managers of Lely holding, an international agrisector company, I presented the link between agriculture and nature, both in terms of impacts and...

  • How effective is EU policy on invasive alien species?

    Delbaere Consulting is now part of an international team that will assess the effectiveness of the EU Regulation on invasive alien species. In a new assignment with Wageningen Environmental Research I...

  • Delbaere Consulting to support Europe’s largest nature treaty

    Following a call for tenders in 2017, Delbaere Consulting was awarded a service contract to support the European Bern Convention on European wildlife and natural habitats. Being one out of ten selecte...

  • Delbaere Consulting to join Oppla

    This month Delbaere Consulting agreed a business partnership with the Manchester-based company Countryscape to jointly own and run the Oppla non-profit organisation (EEIG).   Oppla is a global kn...

  • Assessing the ecological impact of a planned road

    In a new assignment starting this month I will carry out the ecological assessment of possible impacts of a planned road on species and habitats in a European protected area. In collaboration with loc...

  • Developing a biodiversity monitoring network for Tilburg

    With the year coming to a close it’s great to be able to implement a new assignment for the city of Tilburg (the Netherlands). In the coming months I will propose a biodiversity monitoring network i...

  • CELEBRATING URBAN GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE

    Urban green infrastructure? What is that all about? Well, it’s a slightly technical term to refer to the whole set of green features in cities that together form the infrastructure via which plants ...

  • New book about nature in Brabant

    On 24 November a new reference book about nature in the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant was published. The book, Natuurgebieden in Noord-Brabant: Ontstaan, Ontginning en Natuurontwikkeling (Nature are...

  • Europe’s jungles need our care

    Did you know that Europe still hosts a number of ancient woodlands? Forests that have not been touched by humans for centuries and that are regarded as pristine. These jungles – or old growth forest...

  • Supporting the Biodiversity Information System for Europe

    I’m delighted to continue my long-standing cooperation with the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, under contract to the European Environment Agency. Starting this week under a ne...

  • Pursuing benefits for nature and society

    The summary for policy makers of this year’s ALTER-Net conference is now published. Titled ‘Pursuing benefits for nature and society’ the policy brief formulates five key messages fr...

  • Greening an office building

    In a new assignment, I will offer ecological advice to Corpac House in Tilburg, the Netherlands. Continuing work from my time with ECNC in previous years, I will engage as ‘ecology champion’ to su...

  • Counting butterflies

    As of today I can start counting butterflies again! At least according to the protocol of the national monitoring network butterflies. The Netherlands Butterfly Foundation coordinates this network sin...

  • Inspiring day on ecology and practice

    This short report on the annual symposium on ‘Ecology and practice’ on 16 March in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, is available in Dutch only....

  • Supporting conference on Nature and Society

    In a new assignment with ALTER-Net, Europe’s ecosystem research network, I will collect the output from the many sessions at this year’s conference on ‘Nature and Society: synergies, conflicts, ...