100 years of nature conservation in the Netherlands

Along the Planken Wambuis, one of many walks created by Natuurmonumenten (Wikimedia Commons)

In this edition of our weekly magazine on developments in this country, Dutch Horizons, science editor Anne Blair Gould looks at the 100th anniversary of Natuurmonumenten, the Dutch Society for the Preservation of Nature. Responsible for protecting the wildlife and natural shape of our dunes, grasslands, fields of heather and flowers, and rich wetlands for bird breeding among others, the organisation never had an easy task in this very densely populated and highly urbanised consumer society.

Producer: Anne Blair Gould

Dutch Horizons: April 20, 2005