‘Spending cuts will damage landscape, habitats’

The government’s plans to cut spending on nature management by €300m a year will result in a poorer landscape, a stop on the development of recreation in nature and a worse habitat for rare plants and animals, says the environmental planning agency PBL.

In addition, the cuts may lead to the Netherlands failing to meet international targets, which could result in legal action, PBL chief Maarten Hajer says in Thursday’s Trouw.

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