Over 80% decline in butterflies since late 1800sArticles
Between 1890 and 2017, butterfly populations in the Netherlands declined by at least 84 percent; 15 species have disappeared completely.
Land use; all categories, municipalitiesFigures
Traffic area, Built up area, Forest, Natural area, Water Netherlands, Municipalities
Land use; main categories; regional, 1900 onwardsFigures
Traffic area, Built up area, Forest, Natural area, Water Netherlands and Provinces
Netherlands closer to achieving sustainability goalsArticles
Second measurement of the Netherlands' progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Value of forest, heath and built-up areas mapped outArticles
the quality of these ecosystems as well as their contribution to the economy and society
Green space never far away in the NetherlandsArticles
For 89 in every 100 Dutch residents, a green space, e.g. a park, a public garden, an open natural space or a wooded area is within a distance of 1 kilometre.
Sustained expansion built-up areaArticles
The Netherlands is still an agricultural country, if land use is taken into account.
Living space per household reduced over the past decadeArticles
Between 1996 and 2006, more than 17 thousand hectares (ha) were added to the total area designated for residential purposes. The amount of square metres (m²) of living space per household declined in this period.
More than one tenth of the Netherlands covered by woodsArticles
More than 10 percent of the Dutch land area (3,447 km²) is occupied by woods. This corresponds to the total land area of the province of Friesland.