A group of leading primatologists, including University of Amsterdam professor Serge Wich, is sounding the alarm about the effect logging and industrial farming is having on the global primate population. A massive 60 percent of the 500 primate species are threatened with extinction, according to their research, published in Science Advances on Wednesday, Het Parool reports.
The Dutch government is further restricting hunters from importing their trophies to the Netherlands. The list of banned trophies was extended to also include the species white rhino, elephant, hippo, cheetah, polar bear and lion
The first few dozen fallow deer were shot in Amsterdam's Waterleiding dunes these past weeks. This was done in an effort to curb the population and protect biodiversity in the area. About 3,800 deer live in the dunes.
Thousands of fallow deer in the Amsterdam Waterleiding dunes near Zandvoort may be shot in an effort to preserve biodiversity in the region, the court ruled in a case brought by Fauna Protection
Four the fourth consecutive year, the police issued fewer firearm permits in 2015. The number of issued permits dropped from 72,645 to 72,086, according to figures NU.nl got from the police through the Freedom of Information Act.
American hunting company GetDucks.com is offering its clients five days of unlimited goose hunting in the Netherlands for only 4,600 dollars.
A Malaysian tapir gave birth to a healthy calf on Tuesday morning at Artis Zoo in Amsterdam. The two-minute birth went smoothly and the newborn animal can already walk with its mother, Artis reported.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has issued its bi-annual Living Planet Report for 2014, which reveals that globally, biodiversity has dropped with 52 percent in the last 40 years.
A Scottish Highlander bull roaming the forests near the Rijen in Brabant was shot in the neck with an arrow on Sunday. Authorities believe that the arrow came from a longbow, but do not yet have a suspect.