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 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.

Final Report Expedition Backyard Leiden

2021

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 first expedition, in April 2021, in Leiden.

Final Report Expedition Backyard Spijkenisse

2021

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 first expedition, in May 2021, in Spijkenisse.

Annual Report 2020

2020

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

Final Report Orchard in Schalkwijk (in Dutch)

2021

An old pear orchard in the heart of the little town of Schalkwijk was slated to make way for a new residential area. Concerned citizens enlisted the help of Taxon Foundation and jointly we did a lightning inventory of the biodiversity. More than 200 species of invertebrates were discovered in the orchard, among which some rare and new ones.