The Nature Recovery Network (NRN) will be a national network of wildlife-rich places. The Government's aim is to expand, improve and connect these places across our towns, cities and countryside.
- is part of the Government's 25 Year Environment Plan and part of the forthcoming Nature Strategy
- will help to deal with 3 of the biggest challenges we face: biodiversity loss, climate change and wellbeing
By 2042, it is hoped the work will;
- restore 75% of protected sites on land (including freshwaters) to favourable condition so nature can thrive
- create or restore 500,000 hectares of additional wildlife-rich habitat outside of protected sites
- recover threatened and iconic animal and plant species by providing more, diverse and better connected habitats
- support work to increase woodland cover
- achieve a range of environmental, economic and social benefits, such as carbon capture, flood management, clean water, pollination and recreation
Maps and data will be used to identify priorities for nature’s recovery. Locally developed strategies, LNRS, are due to be introduced by the Environment Bill. These will help to plan, prioritise and target action and investment in nature at a regional level across England. These strategies will help to map the NRN locally and nationally.
If you are interested in becoming a Nature Recovery delivery partner, contact NDPNaturerecovery@naturalengland.org.uk and you will then be contacted to discuss your contribution to the NRN.