Our assessment from the perspective of the Netherlands, a country in the temperate zone, showed a slightly positive picture, in line with the overall results for this zone. The loss of biodiversity in the Netherlands has been slowed down, but the European target – halting the loss of biodiversity – could not be met. The picture in the Netherlands is less positive if the average low quality of the remaining Dutch biodiversity is taken into account. If the impacts on biodiversity abroad of imports into the Netherlands are also included, we conclude that the Netherlands is not succeeding in slowing down the loss of biodiversity.
|Publisher||Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency|
- nature conservation policy