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Biodiversity Metric Milestone - Defra consultation on the biodiversity metric

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canal with yellow wildflowers growing beside

The Secretary of State has now launched an 8-week consultation on the Biodiversity Metric to be used for the purpose of calculating biodiversity net gain as required under the 2021 Environment Act[1]. The Biodiversity Metric is a key tool that …

Conservation comes full circle - Natural England licenses translocation of red kites to aid conservation efforts in Spain.

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Red kites in aviaries in Spain ahead of release

By John Holmes, Operations Director The most successful species reintroduction to England ever - the red kite - has come full circle this year, with Natural England licensing the translocation of red kites back to Spain to help bolster low …

Licence issued for fifth year of hen harrier brood management trial

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Hen harrier in flight

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that Natural England is involved in several initiatives under the Hen Harrier Action Plan, one of which is the brood management trial. Natural England is committed to protecting and conserving hen harriers, …

Hen harrier monitoring, and the actions taken when a tagged bird is lost

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Juvenile male hen harrier

Alongside our partners, Natural England is involved in a number of initiatives to support the recovery of hen harriers in England, including satellite tracking birds to investigate patterns of dispersal and survival. In this blog, we will share the latest …

Urban gull licensing: a review of our organisational licence trial and plans for 2022

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A gull is stood on a rock with the ocean in the background.

The UK is home to a significant proportion of the world’s herring and lesser black-backed gull populations. Like all birds, they are protected by law and can only be controlled in England with a licence issued by Natural England. While …