My name is Anneke Blokker (35), I’ve studied Biology (Amsterdam) and Forestry and Nature Conservation (Delft) and for the last seven years I have worked as an urban ecologist for the municipality of Amsterdam.
Part of my job is stimulating green and biodiversity in the city by making sure it’s embedded in our policy and included in urban planning. So together with urban planners and (landscape)architects, I create a healthy city to live in.
I also do a lot of research on protected plant- and animal species in case of spatial developments. For example, this includes bats, birds, snakes, foxes, fishes, amphibians, orchids.., the whole lot.