Making Space for Nature: A Review of England’s Wildlife Sites and Ecological Network

Lawton, J.H. et al.

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Do England’s wildlife sites comprise a coherent and resilient ecological network? If not, what needs to be done? These are the questions that we aim to answer in this report. We first consider why these questions are important in the context of past, current and future pressures on the environment, and describe what ecological networks are and the benefits they bring. We go on to consider the strengths and weaknesses of our current wildlife sites, before setting out a prioritised set of ecological solutions to improve the network. Finally, we make 24 recommendations for practical action to Make Space for Nature and achieve a coherent and resilient ecological network.

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Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs