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Springing into Action with Protected Site Strategies for Nature’s Recovery

The Environment Act 2021 sets out the Government’s aim to put nature on the road to recovery for future generations. It has given us some of the tools needed to deliver for our environment, from cleaning up the country’s air, …

Taking an evidence led approach to delivery of the Government’s tree target

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The UK Government’s ambition to increase tree and woodland cover in England from 14 to 17%, by more than trebling annual planting rates by 2050, represents a major shift in land use policy. As well as enhancing carbon sequestration, new …

Tony Juniper: Green Paper – an opportunity for an integrated approach to Nature recovery

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Rocks with wild flowers growing and trees

During recent years there has been a very important shift in how we approach the task of looking after the natural world in England. Whereas once it was the idea of conservation that shaped ideas and actions, today the notion …

Living England: From Satellite Imagery to a National Scale Habitat Map

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A new map that shows the extent and distribution of habitats in England has been launched on 5 April 2022. This probability map, which is freely available to view and use, will provide important data for environmental policy decision making, …

Chief Scientist Report 2021. Good, better, best: using the best available evidence in nature’s recovery

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children playing in a corn field

Dr Tim Hill, Chief Scientist at Natural England, tells us about the publication of Natural England’s fourth Chief Scientist Report. Our mission within the Chief Scientist Directorate at Natural England, is to ‘…develop evidence and provide scientific advice to drive …

Climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation. New report from the IPCC

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Mike Morecroft Principal Specialist, Climate Change at Natural England. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the United Nations body responsible for assessing the scientific evidence on climate change.  Every 7-8 years it produces comprehensive ‘Assessment Reports’, which have been …

Licensing ‘diversionary feeding’ of Hen Harriers on and around grouse moors

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Hen harrier

This is one of a series of blogs intended to share updates on our Hen Harrier recovery work. The last blog was on Hen harrier monitoring, and the actions taken when a tagged bird is lost, while this one covers …