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News and comment 2022

  • 81% of Britons believe nature is under threat and needs urgent action to protect it. We need a People's Plan For Nature, The Daily Alternative (Oct 11, 2022)
  • Truss’s anti-environmentalism has awakened the sleeping green giant of British politics, Guy Shrubsole, (Sep 28, 2022)
  • Belfast's Wildflower Alley was transformed from a dumping ground to a communal zone of biodiversity, The Daily Alternative (Sep 26, 2022)
  • Five ways to help wildlife in heatwaves, The Conversation (Jul 18, 2022)
  • Hedgehog conservation: how to make a garden nest box appealing – new research, The Conversation (Jul 04, 2022)
  • These Scottish villagers bought a nature reserve - now they are fundraising to double its size, (Jun 10, 2022)
  • Britain’s first wetland ‘super reserve’ offers boost to nature-based solutions to climate change, The Conversation (Jun 07, 2022)
  • Bee highways: how they work and why we need them, The Conversation (May 12, 2022) — Includes map of the bee highway
  • God’s own gardens: why churchyards are some of our wildest nature sites, The Guardian (May 06, 2022)
  • Bugs Matter survey finds that UK flying insects have declined by nearly 60% in less than 20 years, Buglife (May 05, 2022)
  • Hedgehog highways: what are they and how to help build one, The Conversation (Mar 04, 2022)
  • Cranes: why Britain’s tallest bird just had its best breeding year since the 1600s, The Conversation (Feb 03, 2022)

Community action projects[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]


England biodiversity indicators, National Statistics, GOV.UK

Nature's Calendar, Woodland Trust site to help see the effects of global warming on Nature's Calendar

Maps[edit | edit source]

B-Lines: How insect pathways can ensure the survival of bees and pollinating insects
Authors: Buglife, Mar 23, 2021

  • B-Lines, regional maps from, added 17:00, 17 May 2022 (UTC)
  • Magic, geographic information about the natural environment from across government.

Other resources[edit | edit source]

  • Countryside Survey, 2007
  • Environment Agency, information from GOV.UK. Non-departmental public body, sponsored by the United Kingdom government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), with responsibilities relating to the protection and enhancement of the environment in England W
  • How to include wildlife in Neighbourhood Plans,
  • Natural England, information from GOV.UK. Non-departmental public body of the UK government responsible for ensuring that England's natural environment, including its land, flora and fauna, freshwater and marine environments, geology and soils, are protected and improved. It also has a responsibility to help people enjoy, understand and access the natural environment. W
  • Wild About Gardens

Research[edit | edit source]

  • Climate change-biodiversity interactions, Research Briefing, Feb 27, 2020[1] added 08:43, 16 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology W, United Kingdom's Centre of Excellence for integrated research in hydrology, terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere.

Video[edit | edit source]

Events[edit | edit source]

Peoples Plan for Nature[edit | edit source]

Image attribution: Philralph
  • 81% of Britons believe nature is under threat and needs urgent action to protect it. We need a People's Plan For Nature, The Daily Alternative (Oct 11, 2022)

"unique collaboration with the UK public to protect and restore nature in the UK"

The National Trust, the RSPB and WWF are (September 2022) launching the People's Plan for Nature, inviting the nation to have its say on how the UK solves the ongoing nature crisis. Through both a UK-wide conversation and the UK's first ever citizens' assembly for nature, the charities are inviting people to share their ideas and together develop a set of public demands to tackle the nature crisis.

Read more

Nature recovery network[edit | edit source]

National nature reserves in England[edit | edit source]

National nature reserves in England are designated by Natural England as key places for wildlife and natural features in England. They were established to protect the most significant areas of habitat and of geological formations. NNRs are managed on behalf of the nation, many by Natural England itself, but also by non-governmental organisations, including the members of The Wildlife Trusts partnership, the National Trust, and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

There are 229 NNRs in England covering 939 square kilometres (363 square miles). Often they contain rare species or nationally important species of plants, insects, butterflies, birds, mammals, etc.

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

local information can be found, or shared, via our many UK location pages

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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