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  • Natural England calls for voluntary restraint on licensed shooting during the severe cold weather spell

    (6 December 2010) Due to the severely cold weather, from 7th December, Natural England is calling on its licensees to show ‘voluntary restraint’ on the licensed shooting of waterbirds during the severe cold weather spell.


  • Natural England relaxes rules on supplementary feeding to help livestock farmers in AE schemes through the big freeze

    (4 December 2010) Natural England recognises the severe problems faced by livestock farmers as a result of freezing weather conditions and has announced steps today to make it easier for them to feed their animals.


  • Announcements on Environmental Stewardship and HLS

    (16 November 2010)

    Defra has confirmed the details of spending on Higher Level Stewardship until 2014 - enabling us to begin lifting the temporary freeze on HLS agreements. The announcement also covers changes to the way Environmental Stewardship payments are made to farmers and changes to HLS payments for farm renovations and access.
    See Environmental Stewardship news.

  • Schools pitch in for wildlife

    (12 November 2010) Natural England announces School Wildlife Garden of the Year


  • Landscape Photographer of the Year 2010

    (25 October 2010) The subtle colours of a frosty morning at Corfe Castle shape the image that has won top prize in the search to find the ‘Landscape Photographer of the Year’. Dorset photographer, Antony Spencer, becomes the fourth person to win this prestigious title and the £10,000 prize. His picture was chosen by the judges from the thousands of entries that showcased the richly diverse landscape of the UK.



  • Adder © Jim Foster

    2010 International Year of Biodiversity

    (13 December 2010) We’re highlighting England’s native plants, fungi and animals for which actions taken during 2010 could make the difference between survival and extinction. This week: Adder.


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    Ocean acidification: Questions answered

    (4 November 2010) Manmade ocean acidification will have profound impacts on marine life, even without a further increase of CO2 emissions.


  • Otter © Michael Hammett

    The otter returns

    (19 October 2010) The results of the latest national survey show that the otter is making a dramatic comeback to our rivers and wetlands.


  • Dorset coast

    Coastal Access is changing

    (15 October 2010) England's coastline is spectacularly beautiful, rich in wildlife and hugely popular with visitors. Work is starting now on a new England Coast Path - a new National Trail around all of England's open coast.


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