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Closed consultation – Nature Recovery Green Paper: Protected Sites and Species

Consultation closes 11:45 p.m. 11th May 2022 Defra is seeking views on initial policy proposals regarding protected sites and species. The Government’s targets are to protect 30% of land and sea by 2030, and to halt species decline by 2030. The proposals set out in the Green Paper support these ambitions and include options to

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The Future and Changing Context of the Irish Sea in the 2020s

Over the summer of 2020 the Irish Sea Maritime Forum, supported by the University of Liverpool, conducted an online survey to develop a comprehensive picture of the future for the Irish Sea and its communities on a whole Irish Sea scale.  The aim of the survey was to discover and extend understanding of what makes

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Nature Positive 2030 Report Published

The five statutory nature conservation bodies of the UK – Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Natural England, Natural Resources Wales, NatureScot and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency – have come together to produce Nature Positive 2030 – a summary report and an evidence report. Published in September 2021 to mark the anniversary of the Leaders’ Pledge for

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Closed – Consultation: Best Practice Guidance for Developing Compensatory Measures in Relation to Marine Protected Areas

Consultation closes 11:45pm on 30 September 2021 DEFRA is seeking views on best practice guidance for developing compensatory measures in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), a future approach to strategic compensation, and how net gain and compensation can work together to deliver the best outcomes for the marine environment. The guidance has been developed as a

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Government Response to the Highly Protected Marine Areas Review

The Government has – on 8th June 2021 – published its response to the Highly Protected Marine Areas Review which they had previously commissioned former Environment and Fisheries Minister Richard Benyon to undertake to examine whether and how the strongest protections for areas of sea, known as Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs), could be introduced. 

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Natural England: Building partnerships for Nature’s recovery

Natural England has published its priorities for nature recovery for the period 2020 to 2025. They will achieve the aims outlined in the document through 4 strategic programmes: • Resilient Landscapes and Seas • Sustainable Development • Greener Farming and Fisheries • Connecting People with Nature The document explains how Natural England will work with

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Get active this summer with the Turning Tide Partnership’s Active Coast!

Active Coast is a summer programme of coastal activities to encourage people to make the most of the North West’s wonderful coastline, connect with nature and other people and improve their health and sense of wellbeing. Organised by members of the Turning Tides Partnership working with  LOVEmyBEACH there are a wide range of organised activities

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National Marine Week – 29th July to 13th August

OK – so this is not a week – as usual it’s a whole fortnight of marine goodness to enjoy! The theme this year is ‘The Sea and Me’ and we are all encouraged to explore our relationship with the sea. National Marine Week is organised by the Wildlife Trusts across England. For news and

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Tourism & the Public Value of Nature: 27th September – call for speakers

The University of Central Lancashire is holding a free to attend  one day conference on Tourism and the Public Value of Nature on 27th September, 2017, at their Westlakes campus in Whitehaven. The conference is being organised by UCLan’s Applied Policy Science Unit in collaboration with the Tourism Society and the Policy Network to celebrate UN World

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Last few places: Sandscapes: celebrating the natural and cultural capital of coastal landscapes, 11th & 12th October, Southport

The last few places are still available at the North West Coastal Forum’s Biennial Coastal Conference so we’ve extended booking until Friday 7th October. This year our conference is being run as a joint event with the Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership. It’s free-to-attend event and includes a full day field trip to the Sefton coast

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