Dutch public works department Rijkswaterstaat sent a badger expert to Utrecht's Amelisweerd to investigate reports of a badger's burrow found in the forest. Should there indeed be a burrow in the forest with badgers, a protected species, living there, it could affect the expansion of the A27 highway, NU.nl reports.
The Dutch authorities discovered over 2 thousand kilograms of coral, skins, skulls and bones of protected and endangered animals in a office building and five warehouses in Brabant. This "record" discovery was made in a wildlife crime investigation launched after the discovery 345 kilos of coral in a shipping container in Rotterdam, the police said in a statement on Monday.
Two elderly men were arrested in Reiderwolderpolder on Saturday for eel fishing.
A wolf was spotted roaming the area around Ootmarsum in Overijssel in the beginning of June. This is the first claim of a wolf sighting in the country since 1897 when the last sighting was reported in Heeze, Brabant.
A 15-year-old boy from Eindhoven was arrested Thursday on suspicion of illegally trading in exotic items. Police were tipped off by a source abroad.
The police found a dead monkey in the vegetable tray of a fridge in a house in Dordrecht, a city in the province of South-Holland. The monkey was beheaded and meant for consumption.