The Dutch Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures (CBS), Fungal Biodiversity Centre, is a research facility of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, accommodating a world-renowned collection of living filamentous fungi, yeasts and bacteria.
FLORON stands for the Dutch "Floristisch Onderzoek Nederland" and is an organisation dedicated to the research and conservation of vascular plants. The FLORON Foundation is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) with over 1500 volunteers and 4 professional staff members. FLORON’s aim is to monitor all vascular plant species through a national monitoring scheme that uses basically the same surveying protocol since 1901. Secondary aims are the protection of endangered plant species.
The International Fossil Shell Museum (IFSM) is a small museum mainly for the interested collector. The collection consists of fossil shells from different strata all over the world but also accommodates Recent shells, fossil bones, fossil shark teeth, mammoth molars and other fossil material. All together the museum hosts over 360.000 specimens. The museum is situated in the city of Utrecht and owned by the foundation "Schepsel Schelp".
Museon is situated in The Hague, the administrative capital of The Netherlands. The museum hosts a large collection of art, ethnological objects, fossils and biological objects. The fossil collection accommodates rare specimens from several famous international localities.
Museum the TwentseWelle is one of the major museums in the Eastern part of the Netherlands. The museum hosts the collections of the former Van Deinse Institute, Natural History Museum Enschede and Museum Jannink. The TwentseWelle tells and exhibits the cultural and natural history of this part of the Netherlands in a unique and modern way. The natural history collection contains plants, insects and mammals and a considerable and important collection of fossils from the nearby (Mesozoic) quarries around Winterswijk.
The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) is a specialised government agency under the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. The primary mission of the institute is to modernise, gather, generate and integrate knowledge on the health of the Dutch population and environment and to make this information usable in the public domain. RIVM helps to protect public health and the environment through several monitoring programmes including programmes on the biotic and abiotic components of soil, air, water and ecosystems.
The collection of the Natural History Museum Maastricht is dedicated to geology, palaeontology and the flora and fauna of the Zuid-Limburg region. The Museum accommodates very valuable fossil material from the Maastrichtian type locality.
The Natural History Museum Rotterdam focuses on nature in the broadest sense and promotes bio life sciences. The museum houses a collection of about 250.000 - 300.000 specimens / samples. The collection is available for scientific research.
Naturalis Biodiversity Center is the result of cooperation between Amsterdam University (Amsterdam Zoological Museum), Leiden University and Wageningen University and Research Centre (National Herbarium Nederland) and the Dutch National Natural History Museum Naturalis in Leiden. Naturalis Biodiversity Center is an active research and education center and hosts one of the largest natural history collections in the world.
The Natural history museum Nijmegen was founded in 1980 and hosts over 61.000 objects. An import part of the collection are old educational school collections, sometimes including exotic objects. In the last decennia the museum is expanding its collection with material from the region.
RAVON stands for the Dutch "Reptielen, Amfibieën, Vissen Onderzoek Nederland" and is an organisation dedicated to the research and conservation of reptiles, amphibians and fish. The RAVON Foundation is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) with over 1800 volunteers, more than 1000 contributors and over 20 professional staff members. RAVON’s aim is to increase the number of sustainable populations of amphibians, reptiles and fish in the Netherlands via accumulated knowledge and research. RAVON accommodates (large) datasets with mainly monitoring and observational data.
Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) of the University of Amsterdam. The research of IBED integrates studies of biodiversity, ecosystems and the environment, by using methods typical of the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physical geography.