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  1. House prices, 2016

    Indicator | 31 May 2017

    House prices (excluding new construction) were 5.0 percent higher on average in 2016 than in 2015. House buyers paid an average 244 thousand euros for a house. For the third year… more

  2. Ecosystem goods and services in the Netherlands, 2013

    Indicator | 6 October 2015

    Dutch society makes use of a variety of goods and services provided by ecosystems - commonly referred to as ecosystem services. The results show that in no case do ecosystems in… more

  3. Farmland birds, 1990-2017

    Indicator | 21 September 2018

    Changes in agricultural practices have caused the number of breeding birds to dwindle in agricultural areas in the Netherlands. This pattern is found across the entire EU. … more

  4. Costs and financing of nature and landscape conservation, 1999-2016

    Indicator | 16 October 2018

    In 2016, gross costs of nature and landscape conservation amounted to 969 million euros. This results in a diminution of 14 per cent compared to the peak year 2009. Government… more

  5. 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

  6. Habitat defragmentation measures for infrastructure, 2017

    Indicator | 5 December 2018

    At the end of 2017 114 of the 178 ecological barriers caused by national transport infrastructure had been removed and 46 partly removed by taking mitigation measures, such as the… more

  7. 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

  8. Ecosystem quality and trends in soil pH, 2017

    Indicator | 5 December 2018

    In many ecosystems soil quality is good, measured in terms of soil pH. But soil pH in parts of grasslands and marsh ecosystems is not yet within acceptable levels. In all… more

  9. Quality and trends of groundwater-dependent ecosystems, 2017

    Indicator | 5 December 2018

    Sites with moderate or bad groundwater levels are found throughout the country and in all ecosystem types. Marshes, wet heaths and wet grasslands in particular suffer from water… more

  10. Trends in ecological quality, 1994-2017

    Indicator | 6 December 2018

    Since 1994 the average ecological quality of all types of terrestrial ecosystems has declined. This decline has now been halted. In recent years, the average ecological quality of… more

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