Natural England’s purpose is to conserve and enhance England’s natural environment - including its landscapes, biodiversity, geology and soils, natural resources, cultural heritage and other features of the built and natural environment.
The natural environment provides us with a wide range of important benefits (called ecosystem services), including clean water and air, healthy food, recreation and inspiration. However, increasing pressures on the natural environment are threatening these vital services.
Ensuring that future generations can enjoy England’s rich geology, landscapes and biodiversity means that we must significantly improve the protection and management of what we have today. Improving the condition of the natural environment is essential to ensure that everyone benefits from the services it provides.