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Protecting biodiversity in places where we live and work

The natural world is under increasing pressure worldwide, also in the Netherlands. Additional effort is required. Not only in protected areas, but also – and foremost – in places where  economic or other activities take place. The Verified Conservation Areas (VCA) Registry contributes to the protection of biodiversity by valuing conservation efforts at those places.

Making efforts visible

The VCA Register makes efforts for the conservation and improvement of natural resources transparent, and visible to the outside world. At the same time, it forms a network for the exchange of knowledge and ideas.

VCA Netherlands Community of Practice

The VCA Register has become better known in recent years in the Netherlands. The aim is to inform more parties about the added value provided by the Register, and to encourage them to participate. This year, over ten companies are collaborating with the government in a Community of Practice, learning more about the VCA approach. You can find more information about this on these pages.

Want to learn more, or interested in joining?

Contact Wim van de Meerendonk (Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment, Rijkswaterstaat)