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What is Nature Recovery?

The Government has set a target to build back nature in a 25 Year Environment Plan which sets a proposal for protecting and enhancing our natural landscapes and habitats.

This was embodied in the Environment Act 2021 which introduced a number of new duties for local authorities which are of relevance to nature recovery and biodiversity.

Local Nature Recovery

The Government appointed County Councils as responsible authorities to lead on preparing Local Nature Recovery Strategies and deliver a Nature Recovery Network across the country​.  They will will set priorities, and propose actions, for nature recovery at all levels within society.

All our collective contributions, no matter how small they seem, will help.  Nature recovery will be constructed both from the top and bottom, from the very large to the very small, including the small steps we take individually at home that together we build into something bigger.  So, let’s all get out there and make it happen.

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Community Nature Recovery

Community Nature Recovery is a very simple concept whereby everyone can get involved, working together with a sense of common purpose.  This is delivered from the bottom up, not through government or large organisations, but by ordinary people.  Everyone does what they can to help nature, supporting each other and sharing ideas.

People are already carrying out actions which support nature recovery - providing food and water for birds, building bug houses, planting pollinating plants or letting a section of their garden grow wild.  It is already happening, and with greater focus and publicity even more people will join in.

Environmental Land Management

The government are undertaking the most significant reform of agricultural policy and spending in England in decades in a move from the Common Agricultural Policy to Environmental Land Management schemes, designed for our countryside and environment.

There is to be a phasing out of subsidies for land ownership and tenure as farmers and land managers will be encouraged to provide environmental goods and services alongside food production.

Whether as developers, farmers, businesses, organisations or as individuals, this is down to us.


As the initiative develops everyone will be invited to join in with activities, and to play a part in this vital task for the wellbeing of the natural world.

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