Biggest ever nationwide initiative to restore nature in England set for launch

England-wide action for nature: Natural England brings government, conservationists, businesses, farmers and landowners together to drive forward the delivery of an England-wide network for nature.

In the first of its kind, an England-wide initiative was launched today (5 November) and will recover nature across the length and breadth of the country, and help everybody access and enjoy it.

The Nature Recovery Network (NRN) Delivery Partnership, led by Natural England, brings together representatives from over 600 organisations to drive forward the restoration of protected sites and landscapes and help provide at least 500,000 hectares of new wildlife-rich habitat across England from doorstep to landscape, as set out in the government’s 25 Year Environment Plan. The Network will link together our very best nature rich places, restore landscapes in towns and the countryside and create new habitats for everybody to enjoy. It is the biggest initiative to restore nature ever to be launched in England.

The partners, including the Council for Sustainable Business, Wildlife and Countryside Link, National Parks England, RSPB and the Country Land and Business Association, alongside Defra, the Environment Agency and the Forestry Commission, will be providing a wide range of support including funding and land to be restored. Today Natural England is calling for even more organisations to be part of the initiative, organisations already giving their support include Coca-Cola, Network Rail and Severn Trent Water.

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Nature Recovery Network – Policy Paper

A national network of wildlife-rich places to increase and restore nature, and the role of the delivery partnership and management group.

The Nature Recovery Network (NRN) is a major commitment in the government’s 25 Year Environment Plan. By bringing together partners, legislation and funding, we can restore and enhance the natural environment.

This document explains:

  • how Defra and Natural England will work with partners to create a national NRN
  • what the NRN will achieve
  • the roles of the delivery partnership and management group
  • how to become a partner

Click here to read the policy paper

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