National Park in the Netherlands - "Nature" in a "Small Country"

Juan Yan

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The total area of the Netherlands is about 4,500 square kilometres, with a population density of more than 400 people per square kilometre. This density is almost three times that of China. There are 20 national parks ranging from 13.4 square kilometres to 370 square kilometres in the Northlands, covering 1,300 square kilometres of land and accounting for 3.1% of the total area of the Netherlands. The concept of the national park comes from the United States and the size of national park is only accounting for its 3.6% area. According to the nature protection policy, by 2027, the natural regional network built in the Netherlands will cover 18% of the territory of the Netherlands, of which the national park covers an area of about 20%. It can be seen that the “small” Netherlands is making a lot of efforts to protect the natural areas under its compact land use situation.
Original languageChinese
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2017

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