In 2005, the costs of nature and landscape conservation in the Netherlands amounted to approximately 880 million euro. Relative to 2003 and 2001, costs decreased by 36 and 70 million euro respectively.
The costs covered by the Dutch public sector were stable in this period at just over 500 million euro. The decrease is almost entirely found in the contributions made by private nature conservation organisations. In 2005, these organisations reduced their contributions by 28 million euro compared to 2003. Activities of private organisations are to a large extent financially supported by households. In 2005, the amount involved was 135 million euro. This amount is composed of membership fees, donations, legacies and contributions made by national lotteries.
Net costs of nature and landscape conservation