A lot of valuable nature is found on the Tata Steel site in IJmuiden.
The biotopes at the steel site include wet dune valleys, herbaceous grasslands and over 100 years old forest.
Special species that occur are the sand lizard, natterjack toad, nightingale, the grasshopper warbler, the argus butterfly and rare orchids such as dogwort and swamp wasporchis.
Tata Steel is working with local partners to increase biodiversity on site and in the surrounding nature reserves.
Via webcam you might even be able to see the kingfisher in the recently constructed kingfisher wall.
The site, in particular the lagoons, are situated on former intertidal land at the head of the River Dee Estuary.
The lagoons provide habitat for a number of breeding bird species.
A watch-tower and a bird hide allows Tata Steel to work with local schools.
Tata Steel provides ongoing assistance with the maintenance of the islands and reedbeds. This involves suppressing vegetation, as terns prefer to nest on bare, stony ground.