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Drs. Perro de Jong
Perro de Jong joined NIOO in 2013, after nearly twenty years as a radio and web journalist for international media. At the institute, he helps to run and adapt the website's CMS (Content Management System) while also writing in both Dutch and English about everything from big outreach events to hardcore ecological science.
One of the connections between his journalism and his work at NIOO has been a love of wetland landscapes - in particular those of the west of Ireland and the Dutch Wadden islands. They're also a recurring theme in his photographic work, both at and outside NIOO.
As a radio journalist making documentaries in both English and Dutch, Perro travelled throughout northern and western Europe - even venturing into the Arctic circle several times.
He has lived and worked in Brussels and Dublin, and uses this experience and his translation skills to help bridge the gaps between Dutch culture and NIOO's international outlook.