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Paludiculture – the future of farming on peat soils?

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On 27 August 2022, the Government announced a new £5m fund to promote the use of peatlands for sustainable farming [1] – the Paludiculture Exploration Fund (PEF), which seeks to unlock barriers to making commercial paludiculture a reality. In this …

Wildfire: Why following the Countryside Code is essential in reducing the risk of fires in the countryside

Fire burning corn fields

  Wildfire. The term conjures up images of raging fires and smouldering forests, something we would usually expect to see on television from international news stations, caused by freak weather events. Unfortunately, so-called wildfires are all too common in England …

An important step for England’s landscapes: welcoming the new Natural England Landscape Advisory Panel

I am delighted to announce that the new Natural England Landscape Advisory Panel meets for the first time today, which is an important step in our work to deliver more for and from England’s landscapes. Landscape is one of Natural …

Collaboration is key to delivering more for nature and people through our National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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An image of Malvern Hills

By Philip Hygate, Chair of National Association for AONBs, Mike McKinley, Chair of National Parks England and Tony Juniper, Chair of Natural England. Our most beautiful landscapes can be found in England’s 10 National Parks and 34 Areas of Outstanding …

Working together for our National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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An image of Ribblehead Viaduct

Howard Davies, Chief Executive of the National Association for AONBs, Paul Hamblin, Executive Director of National Parks England, and Marian Spain, Chief Executive of Natural England reflect on the first anniversary of publication of Julian Glover’s Landscapes Review.