Natural England - News/Press Releases

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Press office contacts

Natural England’s central press team is responsible for handling regional, national and trade media and covers the following subject areas:

Biodiversity, access, landscapes and protected areas

For enquiries relating to wildlife, countryside access and landscapes, including National Nature Reserves (NNRs), Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), National Trails, National Parks, and coastal access, please contact:

Planning cases and wildlife licensing

For enquiries relating to planning and development, consultations and wildlife regulation, including licences to control or disturb species, please contact:


For enquiries relating to farming, including agri-environment schemes such as Environmental Stewardship, please contact:


For marine enquiries, including Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) and Natura 2000, please contact:

Head of Press and Media

Out of hours

For any urgent out-of-hours enquiries, please contact the duty press officer on 07970 098005.

Archived press releases

Our older press releases are available in The National Archives:

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