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Nature Improvement Areas creating better places for wildlife and people »

An evaluation of the first year of Nature Improvement Areas finds that they are making real progress in delivering their objectives of creating better places for wildlife and people, and more united local communities.

The state of nature »

The State of Nature report, a stock-take of native wildlife undertaken by a partnership of wildlife and research organisations, identifies many and varied threats to the UK's habitats and species, as well as conservation successes.

Protecting bees and other pollinators »

Speaking at the Friends of the Earth Bee Summit in June, environment minister Lord de Mauley announced plans for a National Pollinator Strategy to tackle the rapid decline of Britain's bees and other pollinating insects.

Local Nature Partnerships: improving the benefits and services from a healthy natural environment »

A year on from the creation of the first Local Nature Partnerships, Defra's LNP team reviews their progress and the benefits they can help bring for the natural environment and local communities.

A natural environment legacy for London 2012 »

Over the last five years Natural England has managed a programme of projects to deliver a natural environment legacy for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, supporting the aim to be the most sustainable Games ever.

UK National Ecosystem Assessment: the next phase »

The follow-on phase of the UK NEA, the first analysis of the economic and social benefits of the UK’s natural environment, is building the evidence base, communicating the messages and informing new initiatives.

Producing food and improving the environment: Green Food Project conclusions »

Defra's Green Food Project has published its initial conclusions on the challenges of increasing food production and enhancing the environment in England, drawing on the project sub groups and online forum.

Natural Environment White Paper, one year on »

One year on from the first white paper on the natural environment in 20 years, Defra's staff magazine Landscape reviews progress across the white paper's measures to take account of the value of nature in decision making.

Habitats and Wild Birds Directives review findings »

New Major Infrastructure and Environment Unit and guidance to help deliver large infrastructure projects that promote sustainable development by supporting growth and protecting most valued habitats and species.

Natural Environment 2012: Balancing Nature, Society and the Economy »

12 June 2012, London: examining The Natural Choice: securing the value of nature - the first White Paper for over 20 years on the natural environment - which placed the value of nature at the centre of the nation's choices.