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The Dutch government and its partners are taking measures to create a coherent network of new and larger protected natural areas in order to conserve, restore and develop nature and biodiversity and improve the conservation status of species and habitats. To keep the government informed of progress, the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) has selected indicators to provide answers to the following questions: What progress is being made with the implementation of policy, particularly for realising the national ecological network? What proportion of the Netherlands consists of protected areas? And is the creation of the national ecological network leading to larger and better connected areas of natural habitat? The selected indicators have been updated and analysed to assess this progress. This report describes the results of the policy measures taken as measured by the indicators, the technical background to the data, the methods used to bring these indicators up to date, and the reliability and plausibility of the results.