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Natural England summit aims to reverse nature’s decline

Natural England summit aims to reverse nature’s decline

Some of the biggest organisations and businesses in the country are set to gather today (Wednesday, July 13) for the...

July 13, 2022

Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced...

May 26, 2022

Tony Juniper reappointed as Natural England chair

Tony Juniper reappointed as Natural England chair

Environment Secretary George Eustice has today (Tuesday, December 21) confirmed the reappointment of Tony Juniper CBE as chair of Natural...

December 21, 2021

Natural England launches first round of Discovery Grants for peatland restoration

Natural England launches first round of Discovery Grants for peatland restoration

Natural England has launched the first round of Discovery Grants, as part of the Nature for Climate Peatland Grant Scheme,...

July 7, 2021

Natural England launches species reintroductions task force

Natural England launches species reintroductions task force

Natural England is set to establish a species reintroductions task force, after it was announced by the Environment Secretary George...

May 19, 2021

Natural England sets out fresh vision for our natural environment

Natural England sets out fresh vision for our natural environment

Helping all children, wherever they live, to enjoy the benefits of a thriving natural environment, is at the heart of...

October 8, 2020

Campaign launched to ‘take back control of wildlife licensing’

Campaign launched to ‘take back control of wildlife licensing’

Rural campaigning organisation the Countryside Alliance has launched its latest e-lobby campaign. The campaign calls on MPs to urge the...

July 10, 2020

Marian Spain appointed new Natural England chief executive

Marian Spain appointed new Natural England chief executive

Marian Spain has been appointed as the new chief executive of Natural England, taking the post on a permanent basis...

May 6, 2020

CCC report: UK environmental bodies commit to joint action

CCC report: UK environmental bodies commit to joint action

The chairmen of three Government environmental bodies have pledged to work together to deliver nature-based solutions to climate change, helping...

January 23, 2020

8 in 10 farms receiving pollution advice have seen water quality improvements

8 in 10 farms receiving pollution advice have seen water quality improvements

Eight in 10 farmers receiving advice from the government’s Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) service have seen improvements in water quality...

October 14, 2019

Defra announces restoration of 3 more General Licences

Defra announces restoration of 3 more General Licences

Three new general licences allowing farmers to protect their stock and crops through the killing or taking of wild birds...

June 14, 2019

Defra to take control of wild bird management licensing

Defra to take control of wild bird management licensing

Defra has launched a call for evidence on the impact of Natural England’s decision to revoke three general licences for...

May 7, 2019

New general licence for controlling carrion crows comes into force

New general licence for controlling carrion crows comes into force

Natural England has published the first of its new general licences for controlling birds. It replaces the previous general licences...

April 29, 2019

‘Eco-warrior’ announced as preferred Natural England chairman

‘Eco-warrior’ announced as preferred Natural England chairman

The Environment Secretary has announced Tony Juniper is the preferred candidate to become the next Natural England chairman. The role...

February 7, 2019

Environmental Stewardship payments on their way

Environmental Stewardship payments on their way

The Government has announced it will make bridging payments to ensure all those who claimed Environmental Stewardship for 2016 or...

September 14, 2018

UK’s first post-Brexit farming scheme unveiled

UK’s first post-Brexit farming scheme unveiled

The Environment Secretary has today announced that the ‘Payment by Results’ (PBR) project will be the first agri-environment scheme directly...

August 2, 2018

Natural England appoints life peer as new deputy chairman

Natural England appoints life peer as new deputy chairman

A senior politician has been appointed as the new Natural England (NE) deputy chairman. Secretary of State for the Environment,...

August 1, 2018

Beavers released in Forest of Dean marks first in 400 years

Beavers released in Forest of Dean marks first in 400 years

A pair of Eurasian Beavers have been returned to the Forest of Dean on Tuesday (July 24) for the first time...

July 25, 2018