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Copyright notice

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The material featured on this website is subject to Natural England copyright protection under the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988.

Different copyright restrictions apply to individual pages and documents on the website depending on their nature.

Natural England copyright protected material (other than Natural England logos) may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium for the purposes of research, private study, criticism, review, news reporting and for internal circulation within your organisation. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. Where any of the Natural England copyright items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.

We make as much of our information available for reuse as possible under the Open Government Licence: (157kb)pdf document. If information can’t be provided under this licence, you may need to apply for a commercial licence from our Enquiries Service, see below.

The permission to reproduce Natural England protected material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

Terms of use for information and data

Natural England creates (or derives) and then publishes a range of information and data. We encourage Natural England’s customers, partners and suppliers to use this information and data and we aim to make as much information and data as possible available under the Open Government Licence, which allows free commercial and non-commercial reuse.

For a quick link to Natural England owned and published data with their associated licences (and to other datasets we can supply to contractors and partners) please see our Geographic Data for Contractors and Partners page - list of Data supplied by Natural England: (138kb)excel spreadsheet. For each geographic dataset this also provides hyperlinks to our latest download page, flags any datasets which are Environmental Open Data (including INSPIRE data), and provides links to Web Map Service (WMS) and Web Feature Service (WFS) pages.

Please note: We are currently migrating data from our externally available data download site to our DataShare download service, so this list may change frequently. Please do not download the spreadsheet.

For more information about our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) datasets see our Data page.

Most of Natural England's owned and publically available GIS Datasets are made available under a Natural England and Ordnance Survey Open Government Licence: (152kb)pdf document.

Please note that the Open Government Licence can only be used to licence datasets that we fully own or with the agreement of any third parties with Intellectual Property Rights in the data. Personal or restricted data will also not be provided under the Open Government Licence. We no longer make an administrative charge for commercial reuse of our information and data. 

Local Nature Reserves are currently available under our Natural England and Ordnance Survey Open Government Licence (LNR indicative data): (154kb)pdf document.

If constraints, such as third party intellectual property rights, do not allow us to use the Open Government Licence the we make data available in accordance with our own Terms of Use for Information and Data: (183kb)pdf document 

Non-GIS datasets that we can provide under the Open Government Licence is made available under a Natural England Open Government Licence: (157kb)pdf document.

Natural England publications are available for commercial and non-commercial purposes as long as the information described above is followed and in accordance with any publication's individual copyright statement.

Please note: Natural England photographs are only available for non-commercial purposes.

Commercial licensing outside of the Open Government Licence

If you wish to re-use all or part of any Natural England copyright protected information that isn’t available under the Open Government Licence for commercial purposes, including publishing, you may need to apply for a licence. Please contact our Enquiries Service:

Natural England Enquiries Service
Block B, Government Buildings, Whittington Road, Worcester WR5 2LQ

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