(25 September 2014) Better partnerships and evidence are the key to deriving greater benefits from green places, Natural England will say today (25 September).
(16 September 2014) Over recent months Natural England has held a wide-ranging consultation to seek views on potential adjustments to General Licences for protected species. These licences are periodically reviewed and this year’s consultation has sought views on 65 separate questions: 46 relating to specific proposals that Natural England were making and 19 where Natural England was seeking information rather than proposing a licence change.
(10 September 2014) The western edge of Curry and Hay Moor Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on the Somerset Levels has reopened for farming with the support of a grant from Defra’s Farming Recovery Fund to local farmers.
(9 September 2014) Two of London’s much-loved parks have been officially recognised as being among the most important places for wildlife in England.
(3 September 2014) Natural England warmly welcomes the news from Government today that new resources are to be allocated to enable work in delivering the England Coast Path by 2020
(26 August 2014) Natural England today confirmed that all the criteria have been met to allow the second of four years of badger culling to start in west Gloucestershire and west Somerset, to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis (bTB).
(20 August 2014) A pair of rare ospreys have successfully raised two male chicks on Natural England’s Roudsea Wood and Mosses National Nature Reserve in South Cumbria, the organisation announced today.
(7 August 2014) Natural England’s performance in responding to planning consultations has reached record levels, with 98.9% receiving official advice within the deadline.
(29 September 2014) Leading conservationists across Europe and beyond are meeting for the 15th plenary session of the Heads of European Nature Conservation Agencies (ENCA), hosted by Natural England in Peterborough on 29 and 30 September 2014.
(26 September 2014) The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) have awarded more than £1 million to ‘A Forgotten Landscape’ partnership project, to preserve and protect the unique landscape and heritage of the Lower Severn Vale Levels between Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston in Bristol.
(26 September 2014) Manx shearwater chicks have been seen outside their nest burrows for the first time in living memory on St Agnes and Gugh in the Isles of Scilly following the first year of a project to remove rats.
(19 September 2014) Over half a million hectares of England’s countryside have been shaped by Nature Improvement Areas (NIAs), following the commitment made in the Government’s Natural Environment White Paper to make more, bigger and better connected areas for conservation a reality.
(17 September 2014) 'A Vascular Plant Red List for England' was launched at Kew Gardens today, presenting a comprehensive and objective analysis of changes in the distribution of our native flora to identify our most threatened species.
(16 September 2014) Natural England’s Chairman Andrew Sells and Chief Executive James Cross had the chance to see the ongoing work on coastal access and Marine Conservation Zones during their recent visit with our Sussex and Kent Area team.
(15 September 2014) Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve in Northumberland celebrates its 50th anniversary today
(12 September 2014) This month has seen the completion of work on the largest ever coastal realignment project in Europe on the Steart Peninsula in Somerset
(9 September 2014) The Deputy Prime Minister last week announced that Ordnance Survey is to compile and release new data that will enable every publicly accessible green space in England and Wales to be mapped, allowing anyone with access to the internet to find the location of their nearest park and other green spaces.
(4 September 2014) Five hen harrier chicks have successfully fledged on National Trust land in the Upper Derwent Valley - the first time hen harriers have bred successfully in the Peak District for eight years.
(2 September 2014) A network of Care Farms in England is currently providing vital health, social care and educational services for a wide range of people, many from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged sections of society.
(1 September 2014) James Cross has today started in his new role as Natural England’s Chief Executive, following the confirmation of his appointment in June.
(28 August 2014) The extension to an internationally important wildlife site – Rough Bank at Cotswolds Commons and Beechwoods National Nature Reserve – was officially opened today by Natural England’s Chairman Andrew Sells.
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