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MICA - Muskrat and coypu occurrences collected by UVW in the Netherlands


MICA - Muskrat and coypu occurrences collected by UVW in the Netherlands is an occurrence dataset published by the Research Institute of Nature and Forest (INBO) and the Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility (NLBIF). It is part of the LIFE project MICA, in which innovative techniques are tested for a more efficient control of muskrat and coypu populations, both invasive species. This dataset contains muskrat and coypu counts. Here it is published as a standardized Darwin Core Archive and includes for each occurrence record an occurrenceID, date, location, the number of recorded individuals, status (present/absent) and scientific name. Issues with the dataset can be reported at We have released this dataset to the public domain under a Creative Commons Zero waiver. We would appreciate it if you follow the INBO norms for data use ( when using the data. If you have any questions regarding this dataset, don't hesitate to contact us via the contact information provided in the metadata or via The data were collected as part of the MICA project, which received funding from the European Union’s LIFE Environment sub-programme under the grant agreement LIFE18 NAT/NL/001047.
Date available 01/01/2024
Geographical coverage Vlaanderen


INBO Research theme(s)

  • Data & infrastructure

Taxonomic List

  • mammals (Mammalia)

Policy related

  • fauna management


Dolf Moerkens
Dimitri Brosens
Emma Cartuyvels