Defra Nature Recovery Network Discussion Paper

The Nature Recovery Network is a major commitment in the UK Government’s 25-Year Environment Plan, intended to improve, expand and connect habitats to address wildlife decline and provide wider environmental benefits for people. 

The discussion document shares the initial options from the Defra Group on the objectives, structure, development and potential partnership approaches for developing a Nature Recovery Network.

It is their intention to develop and deliver the Network in partnership both nationally and locally, and that as a first step explore the options of producing a shared strategic plan to establish and implement the Network.

The purpose of the document therefore is to prompt a discussion with a broad range of partners and to seek views on options for developing the Network and the framework for planning and delivering it. 

Natural England will be collating views in order to inform decisions on establishing a partnership and taking forward action.

Read Confor's response here.