National Park Schiermonnikoog
National Park Schiermonnikoog was established in 1989, making it one of the oldest national parks in the Netherlands. It is located on the island of Schiermonnikoog in the Wadden Sea, and covers an area of 5,000 hectares. It is a unique landscape of coastal dunes, wetlands, and salt marshes, and is home to a variety of flora and fauna. Natuurmonumenten (the Netherlands Society for Nature Conservation) was founded in 1905 and is the largest private nature conservation organization in the Netherlands. It is dedicated to the protection, conservation and restoration of nature areas, and has been responsible for the management of National Park Schiermonnikoog. Natuurmonumenten works to preserve the unique natural environment of the park, and is actively involved in research, education, and public outreach related to the park’s flora and fauna. It also works to raise awareness of the importance of nature conservation and has developed a network of parks and nature reserves throughout the Netherlands.