Zutphen also has a pigeon loft now,
the first of three that are planned.
See the page about pigeon lofts
for more details about this loft.
13 Oktober 2004
The first municipal pigeon loft in
the city centre of Amsterdam was inaugurated
today on the parking deck of the Bijenkorf store near the Dam.
The loft is designed by
City councillor Guido Frankfurther
(D66) for central Amsterdam has also forbidden the cruel and pointless
killing of pigeons in the city centre of Amsterdam. You
can find their press announcement here - if you can read Dutch. The
pigeon loft has been paid for by the city council and will be looked after
by volunteers from the Landelijke Werkgroep Duivenoverlast.
More and more cities in Holland are
in favour of this effective and animal-friendly method to reduce and prevent
annoyance and damage caused by pigeons. Not only in Rotterdam but also
in Zutphen and Soest for example, pigeon lofts are now becoming the preferred
here to read more about the pigeon loft in Amsterdam.
Click on the thumbnails below of
the inauguration of the pigeon loft to see the images in full size.
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16th of May, 2004.
By now, the Rotterdam pigeon loft is well accepted by large parts of the
pigeon population of the area, who have adopted it as their home. They
spend most of their time in the loft or in its vicinity, including the
19th of March, 2004.
City councillor Guido Frankfurther (D66)for central Amsterdam announces
plan to place a pigeon loft in Amsterdam. You
can find the press announcement here - if you can read Dutch. We point
out that the press announcement contains partly incorrect information.
The pigeon loft will not be looked after by volunteers from the Dierenbescherming
(the Dutch WSPA) and the Sophiavereniging as is stated in the press announcement.
It has been paid for by the city council and will be looked after by volunteers
from the Landelijke Werkgroep Duivenoverlast.
1st of September, 2003.
About fourty pigeons now make use of the Rotterdam loft. Some of them
even stay in it during the day.
26th of July, 2003.
For a couple of weeks now, the first pigeons have been making use of their
pigeon loft in Rotterdam. A group of about ten comes there daily, other
pigeons are already watching from a safe distance. (Click
here for background information on the pigeon loft and how it came about.
There is also a map available showing the location of th pigeon loft in
Rotterdam. Click here for that map.)
12th of May, 2003.
Itís a premiere: the first municipal pigeon loft
in the Netherlands has been installed on the roof of an apartment complex
in the centre of Rotterdam. (Click here for a map of
its location). The pigeon loft was designed by Rotterdam artist Stefan