Tag Archives: Natural Environment

Wildlife and Countryside Link informs Defra’s spending decisions

The Wildlife and Countryside Link have produced a paper which sets out the Link’s thoughts on how Defra might be able to reduce its budget whilst supporting the key aims outlined in the coalition programme. The paper covers the following topics: Principles for decision making; Front line services which need to be protected; Different ways [...]

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National Parks Week

This week (from Monday 26 July to Sunday 1 August) is National Parks Week! The wild open spaces of the UK’s National Parks have long inspired artists, musicians and writers and National Parks Week will celebrate some of these cultural heroes with a programme of fun filled events. There are all kinds of adventures to enjoy [...]

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How do you want England’s natural environment to look?

Defra has today launched a discussion document, entitled ‘An invitation to shape the Nature of England’.  The document is inviting your views and encouraging debate about how we can best protect and enhance our natural environment, and the valuable services we derive from it.  The discussion will inform the publication of a Natural Environment White Paper in [...]

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State of the countryside 2010 report now available for download

The Commission for Rural Communities has today published the ‘State of the Countryside 2010′ report.  The report provides an up to date picture of rural England, with evidence of the circumstances of people living and working in rural areas drawn from analysis using the latest official statistics. From the website: The report provides a comprehensive [...]

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“More Trees More Good” launched by the Woodland Trust.

Clive Anderson, the President of the Woodland Trust, has announced the launch of  “More Trees More Good”, a new Woodland Trust Initiative set up to provide support to help individuals and organisations to plant their own trees. The aim of the initiative is to plant 20 million native trees per year, which will maximise the benefits to [...]

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Defra policy update: Farming and Food Taskforce announced

Defra’s Agriculture Minister, Jim Paice, has announced a new Task Force to look at ways to reduce the burden of regulations that affect farming and related food processing businesses. The Task Force on Farming Regulation will begin a review of current regulations and advise on how these could be streamlined and improved in the future. Mr [...]

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