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Fleur Bokma: Stichting Deltaplan Biodiversiteitsherstel

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Within the Netherlands, there are a lot of widely contrasting ideas about biodiversity . The ‘Stichting Deltaplan Biodiversiteitsherstel’ is a foundation that connects parties, including biodiversity organisations, politics, farmers, and local initiatives, together to create plans for biodiversity restoration . Fleur Bokma worked as a biodiversity advisor for this project. In this interview, she discusses the use of indicators , the challenges of measuring and monitoring these indicators, and how to work collectively with organisations that have different interests and ambitions concerning biodiversity. She discusses how digital infrastructures potentially bring diverging perspectives on biodiversity closer together because they can help to create more collective ambitions. The website ‘Samen voor Biodiversiteit’, provides an overview of all the initiatives and partners involved. It’s a great resource for understanding the diverse ongoing local and national biodiversity projects that are taking place in the Netherlands.

Interviewer: Michelle Westerlaken

Producer: Harry Murdoch

Listen on Apple, Google, and Spotify.

Language note: This interview takes place in Dutch.


This radio episode was produced by the Smart Forests project funded by the European Research Council. Smart Forests is led by Professor Jennifer Gabrys and is based in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge.

Header image: A screenshot of all the ongoing biodiversity restoration projects in the Netherlands listed on the Samen Voor Biodiversiteit platform. Image source: Samen voor Biodiversiteit [screenshot]. Retrieved 15 March 2024 from https://www.samenvoorbiodiversiteit.nl/projecten.

Smart Forests Atlas materials are free to use for non-commercial purposes (with attribution) under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. To cite this page: Bokma, Fleur, and Michelle Westerlaken, "Fleur Bokma: Stichting Deltaplan Biodiversiteitsherstel", Smart Forests Atlas (2024), https://atlas.smartforests.net/en/radio/fleur-bokma. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.10978678.

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