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Conditions of use

The following usage rules apply to all data available at,, and, all associated working groups, as well as the data available through links to external websites (including but not limited to Vogelbescherming Nederland and Natuurmonumenten).

General and their sites and mobile apps are available for all persons and organizations to enter and manage their own data. In this construction it is our preference that permission is given for forwarding the data to other organizations. When using data collected through you must state the correct source (see below). For an organization, data from employees who have given explicit permission for the use of their data, the data can be considered as personal data. Your own data can always be used for any desired purpose. In other words, your data is yours. Source acknowledgment (see below) is required. The use of data collected on the sites of free for non-business use by private individuals. Business use of data from others via is not permitted without the explicit permission of Observation International, NDFF or Natuurpunt. You can request the user agreement for this at For personal data that is used for business use, and that cannot be shared in that context until the assignment is completed, we strongly prefer that an embargo is set no longer than strictly necessary, with a maximum of 2 years. If a longer embargo is necessary, please contact Use of (including mobile applications) where the data is not uploaded, structurally deleted after export, or placed under a long embargo, falls under abuse of Anyone who misuses can immediately be deprived of the right of use for an indefinite period of time. Parties that really cannot share their own data, but still want to use and / or the corresponding mobile apps, can enter into a business agreement with NatuurBank Nederland for this purpose. For more information, contact If is useful for you or your organization, then we hope that we can count on financial support. Become a sponsor of, contact us at Do you have doubts about whether your use of fits within these conditions, or do you have additional questions? Then always contact


All multimedia (photos, sounds) on and related sites and mobile apps are subject to copyright. Unless otherwise specified, you require explicit permission from the author for the use of multimedia. The license for your own multimedia was set automatically when creating your account. You can change the license at any time in your account settings


The map material generated on serves to illustrate the website. Private reuse of cards from is permitted on condition that the source is correctly stated (see below). For business use of map material on other sites, in presentations, publications or other media, explicit permission from the administrators of is required. Please contact

Source acknowledgment

The correct text for acknowledgment of source is: "source:, the website for nature information from Stichting Observation International, Natuurbank Nederland (NBNL), Natagora and Natuurpunt (" If only your own data is concerned, then use: "own data, collected with the help of (" If possible, make the part clickable as a hyperlink. Preferably also include the and Natuurpunt logo when applicable. This logo is available in various resolutions and formats via If you want to use a different source, consult (observation International) or (NBNL) or (Natuurpunt Studie) or (Natagora).

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