Environmental Data Compendium
68 factsheets about the environment

More than 1700 wildlifecrossings constructed in the Netherlands

On 1 January 2015, about 41% of the 215 barriers in the Dutch National Ecological Network caused by national transport infrastructure had been completely eliminated by taking mitigation measures, such as the construction of wildlife passages.

The multi-year habitat defragmentation programme (MJPO)

In 1974 the then Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management started building badger tunnels under motorways. In 1988 two large green bridges were built over the A50 motorway in the Veluwe region. By 2005 about 440 wildlife crossings had been built on motorways.

Habitat defragmentation measures for infrastructure, 2014

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