Teunesen Zand en Grint B.V.

Environment

UEPG Sustainable Development Awards 2020

Heijen -

The joint project between the sand extraction

company Teunesen and Natuurmonumenten (the

Dutch Society for Nature Conservation) is an efficient

cooperation for restoring the unique attributes

of the area’s natural habitat. The partnership and

the approach adopted are absolutely vital to this

nature development project. The project will create

a unique and diverse nature habitat, on a European

scale, occupying an area of approx. 200 hectares,

which should serve as a home to many new (native)

plants and animal species. The project will not only

develop sustainable new nature, but also increase the

environmental awareness of the local residents and

many other visitors, due largely to the accessibility of

the area and the publicity in various media.

Netherlands