In 2005, the costs of nature and landscape conservation in the Netherlands amounted to approximately 880 million euro.
The costs covered by the Dutch public sector had remained more or less stable since 2001, at just over 500 million euro. Costs paid by the private sector and private nature conservation organisations had hardly changed since 2003 and amounted to about 400 million euro. Strictly speaking, the costs paid by the private conservation organisations were lower. Up to 2005, their spending abroad was included in the costs; this is now counted separately. 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