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By Anthura

No life without biodiversity

“Without biodiversity, human life on earth is not possible”, claims Nic van der Knaap, founder of Anthura. If you want to keep what’s there, you need to know what’s there. For this reason, we are recording biodiversity and taking various measures to increase it. Anthura strives to preserve and promote biodiversity.

What is biodiversity?

Biodiversity is the basis of our existence. By biodiversity we mean the diversity of life forms (species, genes, etc.). It includes all kinds of plants, animals and microorganisms, but also a given ecosystem, biome or the entire planet. Biodiversity is often used as an indicator of the health of an ecosystem. It is not only indispensable, but also beautiful and interesting. Almost everything we eat can be traced back directly or indirectly to biodiversity. We source many building materials, medicines and industrial raw materials from biological resources. It therefore represents an enormous economic value. Not only in nature parks, but also outside them, such as on farmland and around houses and businesses. Biodiversity must be preserved and promoted wherever possible.

It is a major challenge to promote biodiversity on the one hand and yet prevent organisms in places where they are unwanted on the other: think of bedbugs in beds, mice in the pantry, fleas and ticks on our bodies and our pets and harmful insects or fungi in our crops.

Our biodiversity

In 2015, Anthura started making an inventory of the company’s biodiversity. We do this by taking photographs. Biodiversity has increased as a result of the measures that have been taken, such as:

  • Controlled mowing of roadsides and lanes;
  • Nesting boxes for bats;
  • Duck baskets for various waterfowl;
  • Installation of kingfisher walls;
  • Research plan for aquatic life.

This has produced good results and the motivation to continue along these lines. In the future we will take even more measures, such as a survey of the water around our locations and the installation of nesting boxes for birds equipped with cameras.We remain committed to maximizing biodiversity conservation.