According to the report, levels of eutrophication and acidification are likely to remain unacceptably high at about half of the Netherlands' natural areas over the next twenty years unless there are further policy changes. Other conclusions are that over one-third of indigenous plant species are endangered, valuable landscapes such as polders are threatened and the development of new green belt areas around cities is stagnating.
On the whole, concludes the assessment, implementation of policy is lagging behind, and new measures as well as more money will be needed to safeguard natural areas.
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