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Environment Bill amendments are welcome news for habitat and species conservation

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A pond is seen in a meadow

By Mel Hughes, Natural England's Sustainable Development Programme Director It’s great news that the Government has tabled amendments to the Environment Bill to enable Species Conservation Strategies and Protected Site Strategies. We recognise that addressing impacts on our most precious …

A pioneering step towards delivering England’s Nature Recovery Network

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A group of people are standing socially distanced in a wheat field. There are trees in the background and rolling hills.

On Friday last week Government announced five pilots to test Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRS) as a new, ground breaking mechanism to plan for Nature recovery at a local level. The five pilots led by local authorities in Buckinghamshire, Cornwall, …