Thanks to an initiative by the ‘Volunteer Meadow Bird Protection association’ you can now enjoy a unique nature film about the Binnenveld. The screening will be followed by a discussion about new developments affecting the fauna and flora in this area and their impact on the meadow birds.
The Binnenveld is a rich habitat for meadow birds that lies between Rhenen, Wageningen, Ede and Veenendaal. Every year, countless birds breed here, including the lapwing, black-tailed godwit, redshank, curlew and oystercatcher. The film shows fabulous images of the landscape and the birds, and records their unmistakable calls and song. Plenty of attention is also paid to the day-to-day work of protecting meadow birds.
However, this wonderful area looks likely to decline. If no action is taken, a silent spring will lie ahead. Bird protection volunteers are by no means the only people keen to prevent this. The film shows how nature and agricultural production can support one another. To prevent the decline, a number of parties have come together to draw up a written pleading proposing a buffer zone as a means to stop the decline. This is necessary, not only for the meadow birds, but also for the many farmers, local residents and others who enjoy the Binnenveld as a recreational area.