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Monitoring flora en fauna van het Schinkelbos
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Vegetation mapping in a reserve in Amsterdam

On the outskirts of the city of Amsterdam and close to Schiphol international airport there is an area of green known as the Amsterdamse Bos. The area covers around 1,000 hectares and is largely wooded. One of the most recent additions to the Amsterdamse Bos was the Schinkelbos, a 46 hectare area of wet meadows surrounded by woodland.

Bureau Waardenburg were involved in the monitoring of both vegetation and animals during the development of the Schinkelbos. Between 2000 and 2010 a monitoring programme was developed and carried out to assess the success of the area. This was carried out on behalf of the bodies responsible for the management of the Amsterdamse Bos.

In 2010, a total of six plant species that feature on the Red List were present. The presence of wetland plant species had increased during the monitoring period as had the numbers of mammals and birds. Butterflies, damselflies and other insects had also increased in the area, with several scarce and rare species present. Fish and amphibians had also increased in the area. Water quality in the Schinkelbos was good and had benefited a range of species.