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Hosting a major cycling event across a number of important wildlife sites

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Georgina Terry, Land Management and Conservation Advisor at Natural England considers the challenges and rewards of working on a major sporting event across some of the most precious habitats and landscapes in Surrey and West London. A legacy of London …

Facilitation Fund 2017- £800,000 to help flood-hit farm groups

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Beautiful Langdale Fell showing signs of recovery

Brian McDonald, project manager for Natural England’s Facilitation Fund, tells us about the £800K that has just been announced to help landowners in flood-stricken areas manage their land. 2017: The Facilitation Fund flood round Spring has sprung and green shoots …

How a smartphone app is helping save rare plants

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A selection of rare arable plants

Forget Pokémon Go – there’s a new app on the scene that’s helping people hunt for some of our rarest plants. Emily Swan, Natural England’s Arable Plant Lead Adviser, writes about the new smartphone app that’s just been released to help protect plants on the brink of extinction.

Welcome from the Chairman

Coasltine

Welcome to Natural England’s new blog. This is a place where we’ll share updates on our work and stories from our staff - whether that's work on creating a continuous path around our coast and managing 140 National Nature Reserves, or conducting research on the recovery of the dormouse and monitoring populations of hen harriers.