Biodiversity meter unveiled in Delft
On 2 October 2015, teachers, pupils and parents at Het Kristal primary school and local residents in the Harnaschpolder area of Delft, the Netherlands, gathered in the school playground for the unveiling of a biodiversity meter.
Together with Grontmij, ECNC has developed the biodiversity meter as way to measure the level of biodiversity in public places and on land owned by companies, organizations, etc. This supports awareness raising as well as benchmarking for biodiversity. Panels placed in clearly visible locations show species that can be found in the area and encourage actions to improve the state of biodiversity.
The meter in Delft was unveiled by Alderman Stephan Brandligt and Town Ecologist Diny Tubbing. The schoolchildren, who have been learning about nature, were then treated to a birds of prey show. The meter will enable the children and local residents to work together to increase biodiversity in the neighbourhood.
More information on the biodiversity meter (in Dutch).