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Visual van de dag “Biodiversiteit en ontwikkeling: erfgoed op wereldschaal” op 26.11.2015

Biodiversity and Development Cooperation – Two Sides of the Same Coin

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Reinout Verbeke

How can we protect biodiversity in developing countries, and stimulate their development in a sustainable manner at the same time?

Birds are measured and ringed.

Follow Migration of 270 Bird Species Online

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Our Institute's Ringing Scheme (BeBirds) has a new website where you can follow the migration of more than 270 bird species.

Group picture of the European Youth Parliament preparation.

Blue Society Launch in Brussels

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On 18 November 2015, European leaders in marine and maritime research, governance and business have met in the European Parliament in Brussels, together with young citizens, to collaborate in building a Blue Society that prioritises a collective and sustainable management of the ocean.

Fin whale on stern of ship (J.Haelters, OD Nature)

Common Fin Whale in Ghent

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On November 9th 2015 a whale was found on a ship in the port of Ghent. Marine mammal specialist Jan Haelters of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences is responsible for the further scientific research of the whale.

Mr Tommelein prepares for take off.

Secretary of State for the North Sea Bart Tommelein Flies with us to Evaluate the Flinterstar Situation

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On Friday the 9th of October, Secretary of State for the North Sea Bart Tommelein flew with us to evaluate the Flinterstar situation at sea. The ship sank after a collision with another ship near Zeebrugge.


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