Whenever possible, RAVON collaborates with other organizations working on nature conservation, data collection and processing. These include regional nature organizations, water boards, and also commercial bureaus. In the Netherlands, we are one of several research NGOs located in the Natuurplaza in Nijmegen, working in partnership with the Radboud University Nijmegen.
The NGOs form the Netherlands Society for Research on Flora and Fauna. The VOFF and Species Protection Netherlands are both discussion partners for the government with regard to species conservation. RAVON also takes part in projects with universities and research institutes abroad, sister organizations in Europe, including the Societas Europaea Herpetologica (SEH) and the European Pond Conservation Network (EPCN). RAVON is an active member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
RAVON also has a facilitating role: we create platforms with local players, such as farmers, land owners, water boards and conservationists to help come to an agreement about management e.g. Smooth Snake (Coronella austriaca) project in Brabant. We make the results of our fieldwork known to policy makers and land management organizations so that they can be taken into account.
We also make the scientific literature accessible to land managers and others working in the field by putting the information into a practical context. Apart from in our quarterly magazine, a range of topics may be found in booklets and folders, as well as in digital form as an apps or on the Internet.