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  1. Membership of Dutch private nature conservation organisations, 1989-2016

    Indicator | 11 October 2017

    In 2016 the combined membership of the four biggest nature conservation organisations declined slightly. For years the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has had the largest… more

  2. Land footprint, 1990-2013

    Indicator | 15 February 2018

    The amount of land required for Dutch consumption totaled about two and a half times the surface area of the Netherlands in 2013. About 0.5 hectares was used per person. Almost 80%… more

  3. Measures for migratory fish, 2018

    Indicator | 19 April 2018

    The construction of dams and pumping stations means that fish migrating from the sea or the major rivers are only able to reach a part of the streams and polder water areas. Fish… more

  4. Spatial connectivity of the national ecological network, 2015

    Indicator | 5 December 2018

    The increase in the total area of wildlife habitat since 1990 has also improved the spatial connectivity of ecosystems in the Netherlands. However, a considerable part of the… more

  5. Realisation of the national ecological network- land acquisition and conversion, 1990-2017

    Indicator | 5 December 2018

    On 1 January 2017 more than 108,000 hectares of land had been acquired (including change of designated land use) for realising the national ecological network (NEN). Between 2011… more

  6. Nitrogen deposition, 1990-2018

    Indicator | 9 January 2020

    Nitrogen deposition, averaged over the Netherlands, totalled 1,730 mol nitrogen per ha (mol N/ha) in 2018. Deposition has therefore decreased by 36% since 1990. Since 2005 the… more

  7. Green tax revenues, 2001-2018

    Indicator | 26 February 2020

    In 2018 revenues from green taxes were 22.8 billion euros, 5.5 percent more than in 2017. Since 2001 revenues increased by 60 percent. In 2018 the total amount on revenues of the… more

  8. Manure surpluses in agriculture, 1970-2018

    Indicator | 27 February 2020

    Since 2006, when a new fertiliser policy was introduced in the Netherlands, the nitrogen surplus in agriculture decreased by 14,7 percent. However, in 2018 the nitrogen surplus was… more

  9. Ozone layer, 1980-2019

    Indicator | 3 July 2020

    The thickness of the ozone layer has decreased by 5% worldwide during the last 25 years, with most depletion taking place between 1980 and 1990. Since the early 1990s, it has… more

  10. Renewable energy use, 1990-2019

    Indicator | 8 September 2020

    The share of renewable energy in total energy consumption increased from 7.4 percent in 2018 to 8.7 percent in 2019. According to the EU Renewable Energy Directive, the Dutch share… more

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