Publications & Reports

At Taxon Foundation, we involve our participants in real scientific discoveries. Publications are part of the deal. Here are some of the publications and reports from our finished projects:

Final report Bioblitz Hees (Nijmegen)

2024

A group of local residents from the Hees neighborhood in Nijmegen formed the Nature Observers Group Hees. To safeguard the natural value of their neighbourhood, they began a large-scale biodiversity inventory. It was an honour for Taxon Foundation to be asked to condense their data into this final report.

Annual Report 2023

2024

Taxon Foundation was founded in 2020 as the non-profit sister organisation of Taxon Expeditions. This annual report (in Dutch) gives an overview of the activities of the foundation over its first year, the finances, as well as an outlook for 2024.

Preliminary report Community Garden Schalkwijk

2023

A few years ago, former spots fields in the neighbourhood Schalkwijk in the city of Haarlem were transformed into an organic neighbourhood garden. But the threat remains that it may one day be converted back into sports facilities. That is why Taxon Foundation is carrying out a series of biodiversity inventories with the community. The first preliminary report is here. (PDF in Dutch)

Final report for a private nature reserve in the Eilandspolder

2022

This is the final report (in Dutch) of a private nature reserve in the Eilandspolder in august 2022.

Final Report Expedition Backyard Geldermalsen

2022

Expedition Backyard is a nationwide project to inventory the biodiversity of gardens and balconies in one street or neighbourhood together with the residents. This is the final report for the expedition in Geldermalsen in April 2022.

Final Report Expedition Backyard Alkmaar

2022

Expedition Backyard is a nationwide project to inventory the biodiversity of gardens and balconies in one street or neighbourhood together with the residents. This is the final report for the expedition, in March 2022, in Alkmaar.

Annual Report 2022

2023

Taxon Foundation was founded in 2020 as the non-profit sister organisation of Taxon Expeditions. This annual report (in Dutch) gives an overview of the activities of the foundation over its first year, the finances, as well as an outlook for 2023.

Annual Report 2021

2022

Taxon Foundation was founded in 2020 as the non-profit sister organisation of Taxon Expeditions. This annual report (in Dutch) gives an overview of the activities of the foundation over its first year, the finances, as well as an outlook for 2021.

Report Noorderheide (in Dutch)

2022

In June, 2022, twelve experts of Taxon Foundation and Taxon Expeditions stayed at the Noorderheide Estate near Vierhouten, thanks to the Noorderheide Prize, awarded to Menno Schilthuizen. Of course, during the retreat, also the local insect fauna was sampled. The results have been compiled in this report.

Final Report Epse

2021

Over 360 special species of insects and other invertebrates were found along the Oude Larenseweg in Epse thanks to a unique collaboration between villagers and scientists. With the new discoveries, the neighbourhod hopes to be able to protest against plans of the municipality to surface the age-old dirt road.