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Individual licences to control birds - how Natural England will manage applications in 2021

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This month there have been some significant changes to licensing for the control of wild birds with the publication of Defra’s review of general licensing and three new general licences which permit activity for the purposes of conservation, preserving public …

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 …

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

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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.