Implementation of the Convention
Measures Taken to Achieve the 2010 Target
Site protection is addressed in the revised Nature Conservation Act. Protection of the Natura 2000 areas is already in place, and the acquisition and management of the National Ecological Network will be completed by 2018. With respect to invasive alien species, 10 species management plans will be executed starting in 2006... More »
Initiatives in Protected Areas
The Dutch nature policy aims to increase the extent of natural and semi-natural areas from approximately 450,000 ha in 1990 to 750,000 ha in 2018, by implementing the National Ecological Network. Until now, an extension of approximately 66,000 ha has been realized. Within a European context, the Netherlands has committed itself to select appropriate sites for the Natura 2000 network in 2005 and for marine sites in 2008... More »
Initiatives for Article 8(j)
The Netherlands supports the full involvement of indigenous people and local communities in all biodiversity-related policies as a prerequisite for conservation and sustainable management of biological diversity.