A healthy natural environment is important for the wellbeing of society and the economy. That’s why the government wants to preserve and, where possible, restore the Netherlands’ natural environment and biodiversity. Biodiversity is in decline all over the world. The number of species of animals, plants and microorganisms is decreasing. The government is therefore keen to ensure that nature and biodiversity at both national and international level are sustainably managed.
Nature and biodiversity
Additional hunting trophies added to the import prohibition list
02-05-2016 | 11:57
With immediate effect, hunting trophies of a large number of species may no longer be imported into the Netherlands. These ...
The Netherlands organises international anti-poaching conference
02-10-2015 | 17:20
Sharon Dijksma, Minister for Agriculture, is organising an international conference in February 2016 about wildlife crime in the ...
Caribbean coral reefs for sharks
02-09-2015 | 15:00
During her visit to Saba and Bonaire, Sharon Dijksma, Dutch Minister for Agriculture, opened a shark sanctuary. Shark populations ...