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Our 10th anniversary – a successful start with more hard work ahead

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hairman Andrew Sells opening the Kent Section of the England Coast Path

I feel very proud to write this as the Chairman of Natural England as it celebrates its 10th anniversary this month. In marking the occasion we will quite rightly reflect on many important achievements during that time, but do so …

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.

Busting the myths on outdoor learning in schools

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Pupils taking part in an outdoor learning session.

Jim Burt is Natural England’s Principal Adviser for Outdoor Learning and has recently completed a project to help school children – particularly those from disadvantaged areas – experience the benefits of the natural environment by empowering teachers to bring the outdoors into everyday learning.