Natural England forced to scrap swathes of environmental protection and enforcement work

Deep and repeated cuts to the nature regulator’s budget have forced it to curtail a wide range of environmental enforcement and protection work, including on species recovery, managing reserves, monitoring habitats, planning advice and wildlife licensing, it has said.

by Rachel Salvidge
Natural England chair Tony Juniper has asked for more funding so that the organisation can fulfil its statutory duties and help deliver the government's green ambitions. Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images
Natural England chair Tony Juniper has asked for more funding so that the organisation can fulfil its statutory duties and help deliver the government's green ambitions. Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images

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