On the verge of the breeding season, the Port of Rotterdam Authority installed fences in the western port area to protect grassland birds and gulls against foxes.
For several years now, these omnivorous mammals have made the port of Rotterdam their habitat. Looking for an easy prey, the foxes scour the breeding grounds and colonies, especially in the breeding season. Installing the fence is in line with the Port Authority policy, focused on preserving breeding pairs of grassland birds and various species of gulls in the port of Rotterdam. According to the Port of Rotterdam Authority, economic progress is no longer accepted at the expense of nature and the environment in the port of Rotterdam.