bij Albert Heijn

Van 6 tot 25 april spaar je Albert Heijn voor ‘MoestuinMaatjes’. Een samenwerking tussen Albert Heijn, IVN Natuureducatie - de moestuinexpert, en Naturalis - expert op het gebied van biodiversiteit. De moestuintjes komen in duo’s. Komkommer en zonnebloem, snijbiet en kamille: voorbeelden van de beste maatjes in je moestuin. De bloemen trekken dieren aan die je oogst helpen groeien. Zo leert een breed publiek spelenderwijs over de rol van biodiversiteit. 

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voor de Nationale Bijentelling

De Nationale Bijentelling is dit jaar op 17 en 18 april. Door slechts een half uurtje alle bijen in je tuin, op je balkon of op een andere groene plek in de buurt te tellen, kan je al bijdragen aan de bescherming van de wilde bij. Vorig jaar telden een recordaantal mensen mee: ruim 10.000! Tel je dit jaar ook mee?

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de Nationale Bijentelling 2020

our manifesto

Help us collect 10,000 signatures!


A liveable world is a matter of choice

The climate and biodiversity crisis rages on, so far however, the youngsters have hardly been heard and that is what we worry about. With the manifesto 'Time for biodiversity' (only in Dutch) we want to draw attention from politicians to the liveability of our world and the future of all the following generations.

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Get active

There's a lot we can achieve if we all pitch in together. Here are five tips for things to do at home.

Help promote biodiversity

Be amazed: Take a good look at the wonders all around you. The more you know about nature, the more you will learn to appreciate it. So get out there, and discover the different kinds of life that can be found everywhere!
Bring a bag: Take your own bag to the supermarket, and be sure to throw any old, worn-out plastic bags into the recycling bin. Littered bags can end up in the ocean, where tiny animals gobble up tiny pieces of plastic. Eventually they end up inside fish.
Meat-free Mondays: Most animals bred for consumption are fed on soy products. To meet the growing need for soy, many tropical regions are being destroyed – magnificent forests that are essential for biodiversity.
Plant flowers: Plant some lavender or marjoram in your garden or on your balcony, and watch the biodiversity thrive! The flowers on these herbs will attract many different species of butterfly and other insects.
Insect hotels: They are becoming increasingly popular in cities: hotels for insects, where species such as ladybugs or butterflies can safely spend the winter. If you have the space, why not put one in your own garden?

Maak grijs groener

about everything alive

Looking for answers to all your ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions?
Then you’re in the right place. Biodiversity explained in facts, figures and research.

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To understand quickly, just listen and be amazed.
Our researchers are delighted to share their vision of biodiversity with you. Hear their stories and delve into their knowledge.

All life depends on other life: life keeps itself alive

See how that works
No fruit without bees
No fish without plankton
No monkeys without trees

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The latest news about biodiversity, but with just a little more depth.

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March 25th, 2021

The day of the PhD defence: Richa Kusuma Wati

In November 2015, Richa Kusuma Wati started her PhD research on wild orchids at Leiden University and Naturalis Biodiversity Center, in collaboration with the Hortus Botanicus Leiden and Bogor Botanic Gardens.Today at a quarter past eleven she will defend…
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With our 120 scientists, every day we work on biodiversity research. We use this knowledge for nature conservation and building a sustainable future.