(17 May 2013) New guidance for bat surveyors and researchers on the use of capture and marking techniques, permissible under the authority of an appropriate licence, has been published by Natural England today.
(16 May 2013) Defra have launched an interactive website today to ask businesses, stakeholders and the public for their ideas on how environment guidance and reporting requirements can be made simpler and easier to find.
(14 May 2013) Each month we'll be featuring a species that you could encounter on one of our beautiful National Nature Reserves.
(9 May 2013) In February, Natural England confirmed that all criteria had been met to allow badger control to take place during the open season* in the pilot areas of west Somerset and west Gloucestershire, for the purpose of preventing the spread of bovine tuberculosis (bTB).
(9 May 2013) The Living with Environmental Change Partnership published the Terrestrial Biodiversity Climate Change Impacts Report Card today - the first in a series of expert reports designed to inform government, land managers, environmental consultants and researchers about the current evidence on climate change impacts.
(8 May 2013) Poul Christensen, Chair of Natural England and one of the leading figures in UK agriculture, has been elected as President of the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) - one of the largest rural youth organisations in the UK.
(7 May 2013) Working with Local Enterprise Partnerships and City Deals to protect the environment and facilitate growth.
(3 May 2013) International Dawn Chorus Day is celebrated worldwide this Sunday (5 May), but a week earlier Natural England staged a dress rehearsal with a guided walk on Norfolk’s Bure Marshes National Nature Reserve (NNR).
(30 April 2013) As part of Natural England’s ongoing commitment to improving our current regulation system, the great crested newt (GCN) licensing process has been simplified, in a move designed to see more newt licence applications receiving a licence on first submission of the application.
(24 April 2013) Walk and Fork mobile app helps get the most of a day out in the countryside.
(15 April 2013) Farmers on the Somerset Levels and Moors, who are recovering from the devastating effects of last year’s weather, will be helped by a new Somerset County Council project, which has been backed by Natural England.
(15 April 2013) This highly acclaimed photography competition is now open for entries and the search for this year’s winner is on. Take inspiration from our photo gallery of previous winners, showing this country’s landscapes at their best.
(12 April 2013) And not a moment too soon! It’s been a long, cold winter, but it feels like spring has finally sprung as we start to welcome the new season to our National Nature Reserves.
(11 April 2013) A new 186-home development has been the catalyst for the creation of a 14-hectare natural recreation area thanks to the advice of Natural England.
(5 April 2013) Natural England has been enhancing its service to developers and planning consultants through staff interchange programmes.
(4 April 2013) This new report, looks in detail at our Integrated Monitoring programme and demonstrates the joint working in our approach.
(27 March 2013) Following on from yesterday’s Nature Improvement Area (NIA) forum, Natural England is keeping the focus at a landscape scale as it hosts a conference on large-scale conservation at the Barnes Wetland Centre in London.
(25 March 2013) A research project designed to address the difficult challenge of striking a balance between the long-term preservation of important bat colonies and the needs of the congregation of St Hilda’s Church in Ellerburn is set to begin this month.
(21 March 2013) The planning approval granted for the building of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station is a ringing endorsement of the pioneering role played by Natural England.
(15 March 2013) Once widespread across much of England and Wales, the turtle dove is well known in literature and folklore as a symbol of love and devotion. But turtle dove numbers have fallen dramatically in recent years and the breeding population is now less than a tenth of that in the 1970s.
(11 March 2013) The Natural Connections Demonstration Project is a pioneering project which will give children a whole range of benefits from learning outside in natural environments. Its logo, designed by a 12 year old competition winner, was unveiled earlier this month.
(5 March 2013) The benefits of green space to England’s economic, environmental and physical well-being will be outlined tomorrow (Wednesday) in a speech by Mike Grace, Natural England’s Head of Sustainable Land Use.
(1 March 2013) This month, detailed pond survey work will be carried out as part of a major project to develop robust evidence around the distribution of great crested newts (GCN) across England, creating a high-resolution model capable of accurately predicting their population levels in different habitats.
(1 March 2013) The mud and sand sediments that form in coastal and intertidal areas provide a crucial environment for a wide range of marine species and habitats, but whether these naturally dynamic environments recover from disturbance is not well understood.
(28 February 2013) A drive to increase the amount of green space in London has received a £25,000 boost from Natural England.
(22 February 2013) Help us bring together all the best info on the natural environment by suggesting links to add to the My Environment signposting service.
(20 February 2013) Southampton's shipping lane is being expanded to allow the largest ships in the world to visit the port.
(15 February 2013) Has the mystery of Sir James Tillie’s final resting place been solved?
(11 February 2013) The first No-Take Zone in England marks its tenth anniversary
(8 February 2013) To recognise and celebrate the invaluable contribution that volunteers make to our work, we asked our staff to put forward their nominations for our new ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award. The results are now in.
(1 February 2013) This highly acclaimed photography competition is now open and ready to receive your entries for 2013. Be inspired by our gallery showing spellbinding wildlife imagery from last year.
(1 February 2013) Licensed bat surveyors will no longer be driven batty by paperwork, as Natural England unveils a new series of licences designed to reduce administrative burdens.
(31 January 2013) 2 February is World Wetlands Day marking the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.
(29 January 2013) Terence O'Rourke and Natural England are working in partnership to explore how the considerations of the Habitats Regulations can be incorporated more efficiently and effectively into the delivery of development projects.
(29 January 2013) In the Natural Environment White Paper (July 2011), the Government set out its ambition ‘to see every child in England given the chance to experience and learn about the natural environment’.
Could you create an app that will appeal to mobile device users and help them to engage with nature? The app that best helps bring people closer to nature will win a £5,000 prize.
(10 January 2013) Plans to restore a vast area of milled peatland in north Cumbria back to fully-functioning, sustainable, raised bog are to be aired at a public meeting on Thursday 10 January at Hethersgill Village Hall.