White-rumped vultures were once a familiar sight in the cities of southern Asia, with a population numbering millions, but its numbers plummeted fast in the 1990s. It was discovered that an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat injured cattle was to blame. When the cattle died, the vultures would ingest the drug and suffer a slow, painful death
The only residents of the island today are birds, including brown pelicans, herons, and terns. a 1995 survey would count over 600 nesting pairs of heron in Holland’s trees. However in September of 2003 Hurricane Isabel would hit Holland Island destroying 60% of the remaining trees and decimating the avian population.
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Bourtange is a village in the Vlagtwedde area of Holland, with a population of 430. Its star fort was built in 1593 during the Eighty Years’ War when William I of Orange wanted to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen. Bourtange was restored to its mid-18th century state in 1960, and is currently used as an open-air museum.
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Dordrecht is located in the south west of the Netherlands in the South Holland province and has a population of approximately 118,000. The main centre of the city is actually on an island, but the greater municipal area covers towns on the Oude Maas river and other waterways. Granted city right i
Originally settled in the 1600’s, Holland Island was named for the first owner of the property, colonist Daniel Holland. For nearly two hundred years life would be largely uneventful for the small island, with little more than a small colony settlement occupying her shores. In the 1850's a fishing and farming boom in the Chesapeake area brought many to the island. By 1910 the island would house nearly 360 residents, making Holland the most populated island in Chesapeake Bay.
https://flic.kr/p/BbyzhF | Hobby gardens, Noordendijk, Dordrecht | In earlier times, when the city population was financially not as good as now. Some lucky people had a piece of land. Available by the municipality and placed in an association. On this piece of land they could then grow some vegetables. These pieces of land still exist. But now as allotment. People use it as a hobby garden and sometimes as little cottage for the weekend.
Floating Pavilion - Pinned by Mak Khalaf Rotterdam is a city in South Holland the Netherlands located geographically within the RhineMeuseScheldt river delta at the North Sea. Its history goes back to 1270 when a dam was constructed in the Rotte river and people settled around it for safety. In 1340 Rotterdam was granted city rights by the Count of Holland and slowly grew into a major logistic and economic centre. Nowadays it is home to Europe's largest port and has a population of 624799…