The natural environment of Parklandschap Oranjewoud is an essential part of Oranjewoud Festival. As a festival organisation, we are not only aware of the great added value of the natural surroundings for our audience and our creative makers, but also of its vulnerability. In addition, the festival takes place during a period when many birds are breeding.
Since the 2016 edition, an annual detailed scan has been carried out by an ecological research bureau to prevent nature from being disturbed. The findings of these inventories form the frameworks within which certain activities may or may not take place. The full successive reports can be consulted below (Dutch only).
Ecologische begeleiding Oranjewoud Festival 2021
Resultaten Inventarisatie Oranjewoud Festival 2019
Resultaten Inventarisatie_Oranjewoud Festival 2017
Resultaten Inventarisatie Oranjewoud Festival 2016
Further research and policy
An actual (retrospective) study into the influence of Oranjewoud Festival on nature in Oranjewoud is planned in the near future. The results of this will form the basis for the festival's future nature policy.