Forestry Commission ‘Landmark £15 million woodland creation grant opens for applications Scheme offers greater flexibility and recognition of the benefits woodland can provide for people and wildlife. The Forestry Commission has opened a new multimillion tree planting grant scheme – the England Woodland Creation Offer – to provide greater financial incentives for landowners and farmers […]

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Action needed to fix Somerset Levels and Moors’ phosphate level Natural England has downgraded the environmental condition of the Somerset Levels and Moors Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) due to water quality issues. Natural England and Environment Agency ‘Published 2 June 2021 – Phosphates are causing algal blooms in the Somerset Levels, like Tealham SSSI This […]

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Guardian ‘ Conservation watchdog given boost after decade of funding cuts that left it at ‘crisis point’ Natural England, the government’s conservation watchdog, is to receive a 47% increase in government funding this year as its role expands to support a “green recovery” and provide environmental scrutiny of the government’s controversial “Project Speed”. The dramatic […]

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