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Social Prescribing: the power of nature as treatment

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Taking place between 4-11 March, Social Prescribing Week saw a national celebration for social prescribing. Across the country, organisations shared their stories on social media and at national and international conferences about the activities they were undertaking to make a …

How Natural England’s Green Infrastructure Framework can help create better places to live

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The pandemic showed how important nature is to our health and wellbeing, but also how many people do not have access to high quality green space close to home. The Green Infrastructure Framework released today will help us achieve this …

Swanscombe cements its place among England’s finest nature sites – James Seymour, Area Manager for Kent and Sussex

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The designation of a new Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) is always a cause for celebration in Natural England because it means more of the rich fabric of our natural world has been recognised. This only happens after a …

District level licensing for great crested newts – by numbers!

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Jen Almond, Programme Manager, District Level Licensing, Natural England District level licensing (DLL) for great crested newts is about using our regulatory powers to bring about improved conservation outcomes for our largest native newt. What’s more, the approach can also …

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 …