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Biodiversity UK

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This article focuses on information specific to the United Kingdom. Please see our Biodiversity page for a topic overview.

National nature reserves in England[edit]

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 themselves, 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 over 224 NNRs in England covering over 800 square kilometres (310 sq mi) and practically every kind of landscape. Often they contain rare species or nationally important species of plants, insects, butterflies, birds, mammals etc. W


  • 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

Citizens data initiative[edit]


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


Magic, geographic information about the natural environment from across government.


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.


News and comment[edit]


Oct 3 More than a quarter of UK mammals face extinction [1]

Cyclists riding in Melbourne for 350 Climate Action.jpg

Sep 19 Climate news 2019: For the sake of life on Earth, we must put a limit on wealth, George Monbiot [2]


Wildlife Trusts calls for new housing 'to restore nature', Jan 11 [3]


St Michael's Mount and causeway.jpg

Cornwall: Cornish coastline plan offers new haven for rare seabirds, Dec 3 [4]


The Nature Reserve Built Through Facebook, Jul/Aug [5]


How conservation is saving Britain's red squirrels, September 25 [6]



September 26 - October 4, Red Squirrel Week The Wildlife Trusts

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


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  1. BBC News
  2. The Guardian
  3. BBC News
  4. The Guardian
  6. BBC Earth