Bureau Waardenburg
Varkensmarkt 9
4101 CK Culemborg
the Netherlands
T: +31 (0) 345 512710
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Monitoring oevers

Monitoring riverbanks

In the last few decades the number of ecologically sound river banks that have been constructed along riverbanks has increased. At Bureau Waardenburg we carry out monitoring in order to assess the development of vegetation and animal communities along these banks. Besides the aquatic macrofauna, vegetation, butterflies, fish, amphibians, birds and mammals are identified. 

This monitoring has revealed that, given the right conditions, these ecologically sound river banks can be highly beneficial to wildlife. The diversity of macrofauna often increases rapidly and rare species often appear.