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Online analytical tool launched to aid invertebrate conservation

Online analytical tool launched to aid invertebrate conservation

Natural England and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology launch analytical tool to aid conservation efforts on almost 12,000 invertebrates.

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Countryside Stewardship claims are just a click away

Countryside Stewardship claims are just a click away

Customers can now claim Countryside Stewardship payments online.

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Natural England reduces red tape on badger class licences

Natural England reduces red tape on badger class licences

Natural England has launched a streamlined approach to moving badgers on development sites or stop them causing damage to important infrastructure.

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Rampisham Down: a wonderful outcome for conservation

Rampisham Down: a wonderful outcome for conservation

Work to save a rare example of ancient acid grassland is hailed today as a “wonderful outcome for conservation” by Natural England.

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New licensing policies: great for wildlife   great for business

New licensing policies: great for wildlife great for business

Ground-breaking licensing policies will free up money for long-lasting nature conservation.

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New otter class licence issued

New otter class licence issued

Natural England has issued a class licence permitting those registered to capture and transport otters trapped inside fisheries.

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Buzzard licensing applications

Buzzard licensing applications

Natural England recently issued a licence permitting the control of up to 10 buzzards to prevent serious damage to young pheasants.

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Licence for buzzard control

Licence for buzzard control

Natural England has issued a licence for buzzard control.

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Natural England is now blogging

Natural England is now blogging

Natural England has launched a new blog to give readers insight into its work.

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New research into dementia and the role of the natural environment

New research into dementia and the role of the natural environment

People living with dementia and their carers were asked about their engagement with nature and the outdoors in one of the largest projects of its kind.

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Connecting with nature offers a new approach to mental health care

Connecting with nature offers a new approach to mental health care

A new study has been published by Natural England which reviews the benefits and outcomes of approaches to green care for mental ill-health.

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Pagham coastal spit: planning application to protect housing in West Sussex

Pagham coastal spit: planning application to protect housing in West Sussex

Natural England says it won’t block a planning application to cut through the spit at Pagham, West Sussex.

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Bringing life back to The Broads

Bringing life back to The Broads

New funding is set to transform the iconic Hoveton Great Broad in Norfolk into a clear water haven for wildlife.

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Natural England doesn't object to proposed work at Pagham

Natural England doesn't object to proposed work at Pagham

Natural England's desire is to help achieve the best long-term outcome for the local community and the unique environment of Pagham.

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Ongoing support for flood hit farmers and landowners

Ongoing support for flood hit farmers and landowners

Farmers and landowners seriously affected by Storm Desmond are being offered help and advice by Natural England.

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Helping farmers deal with flooding in the north west of England

Helping farmers deal with flooding in the north west of England

Natural England's concerns and sympathies are with the people of the north west who have suffered so terribly from the devastating storms at the weekend.

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Confirmation of Bolton Fell and Walton Mosses Site of Special Scientific Interest

Confirmation of Bolton Fell and Walton Mosses Site of Special Scientific Interest

Natural England has confirmed the extension to the boundaries of Bolton Fell and Walton Mosses SSSI in Cumbria.

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Confirmation of Bolton Fell and Walton Mosses Site of Special Scientific Interest

Confirmation of Bolton Fell and Walton Mosses Site of Special Scientific Interest

Natural England has confirmed the extension to the boundaries of Bolton Fell and Walton Mosses SSSI in Cumbria.

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Natural England welcomes the decision to extend the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks

Natural England welcomes the decision to extend the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks

The Secretary of State Elizabeth Truss MP has today confirmed extensions to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks.

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Joe Horwood reappointed as a Natural England board member

Joe Horwood reappointed as a Natural England board member

The Environment Secretary, Elizabeth Truss, has reappointed Dr Joe Horwood to the board of Natural England for a further 3 years until 30 September 2018.

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Natural England chief executive makes first visit to the New Forest

Natural England chief executive makes first visit to the New Forest

James Cross was welcomed by partner organisations on his first visit to the New Forest National Park.

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Advice on how to deal with problem gulls

Advice on how to deal with problem gulls

Natural England recognises that a number of problems with gulls in urban areas have been highlighted in recent weeks.

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Natural England and ponies on Dartmoor

Natural England and ponies on Dartmoor

Dartmoor's ponies play an important role in the mix of grazing animals that maintain the landscape of Dartmoor.

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‘The nature of flight’ takes off at Yorkshire Air Museum

‘The nature of flight’ takes off at Yorkshire Air Museum

New film reveals fascinating story of Skipwith Common National Nature Reserve

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Improvement programme for England’s Natura 2000 sites: new report

Improvement programme for England’s Natura 2000 sites: new report

Report on how to improve Natura 2000 sites in England published.

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Health and disease in relocated wild animals

Health and disease in relocated wild animals

Conference celebrates 25 years of the Zoological Society for London and Natural England’s partnership on the Species Recovery Programme.

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Hen harriers: missing in Bowland

Hen harriers: missing in Bowland

Three male hen harriers have vanished in Lancashire.

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National Nature Reserves: spring into life on England’s best wildlife sites

National Nature Reserves: spring into life on England’s best wildlife sites

As buds burst open around us, it’s a great time to go outdoors and enjoy our beautiful English springtime.

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England Coast Path in North Yorkshire and Teesside: your chance to comment

England Coast Path in North Yorkshire and Teesside: your chance to comment

Natural England has published formal proposals to improve public access between Filey Brigg in North Yorkshire and Newport Bridge in Middlesbrough.

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England Coast Path in Kent: two steps forward

England Coast Path in Kent: two steps forward

Folkestone to Ramsgate route has been approved and Ramsgate to Whitstable route proposals have been published.

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Research project surveys: views on dementia, nature and outdoor activity

Research project surveys: views on dementia, nature and outdoor activity

Research project explores the role of nature and outdoor activity in enabling people to live well with dementia.

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Conservation covenants can help protect our landscapes

Conservation covenants can help protect our landscapes

Conservation covenants could allow landowners to protect their environment in perpetuity says Andrew Sells, Chairman of Natural England.

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Ancient peatlands to grow again

Ancient peatlands to grow again

Environmental Stewardship agreements will see vast expanses of Peak District and South Pennines peatlands restored.

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Access to evidence about the natural environment

Access to evidence about the natural environment

Natural England has published summaries of evidence.

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Water capital grant scheme open for applications from 2 March 2015

Water capital grant scheme open for applications from 2 March 2015

£10 million available to farmers and land managers for water quality improvement works.

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Children’s visits to natural environments: new evidence

Children’s visits to natural environments: new evidence

Report provides new evidence on the scale and scope of visits to natural environments made by children in England.

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Natural England approves trial release of beavers

Natural England approves trial release of beavers

A licence has been issued to Devon Wildlife Trust permitting the managed release into the wild of beavers on a 5 year trial basis.

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Survey reveals importance of outdoor visits in England

Survey reveals importance of outdoor visits in England

The fifth year of findings from the definitive survey of the way people enjoy the great English outdoors have been published.

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Revisions to wildlife licences effective from 1 January 2015

Revisions to wildlife licences effective from 1 January 2015

Changes to general and class licence updates are being implemented after Natural England's public consultation earlier in 2014.

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East coast tidal surge: 1 year on

East coast tidal surge: 1 year on

Natural England’s work in areas affected by the tidal surge of December 2013 has helped the recovery of the rural economy.

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Research projects recognised by Landscape Institute awards 2014

Research projects recognised by Landscape Institute awards 2014

The shortlist for the prestigious Landscape Institute Awards 2014 included research projects commissioned by Natural England and Defra.

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Hagley Park restoration project shortlisted for heritage award

Hagley Park restoration project shortlisted for heritage award

A project supported by Natural England has been recognised for its contribution to restoring one of England’s finest historic landscapes

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Natural England project shortlisted for Heritage Angels award

Natural England project shortlisted for Heritage Angels award

Work supported by Natural England has been recognised for its efforts to safeguard one of England’s most ‘at risk’ built heritage sites.

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Hen harrier satellite tracking programme results published

Hen harrier satellite tracking programme results published

Initial findings of Natural England's hen harrier tracking programme 2007 to 2014.

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England Coast Path proposals: have your say

England Coast Path proposals: have your say

Plans for coastal access routes in Cumbria, Kent and Norfolk have recently been published and are still available for you to comment on.

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