B1.14.3 Natural England


Natural England was formed as a merger between:

  • English Nature.
  • The Countryside Agency.
  • Rural Development Service.


Its role is to ensure that the natural environment is conserved, enhanced, and managed for the benefit of present and future generations, thereby contributing to sustainable development.

They are responsible for the management of protected areas, including Nature Reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs).

Further information is available on the Natural England website:



Natural England 

Natural England is an independent public body whose purpose is to protect and improve England’s natural environment and encourage people to enjoy and get involved in their surroundings.

Our broad remit means that our reach extends across the country. We work with people such as farmers, town and country planners, researchers and scientists, and the general public on a range of schemes and initiatives.

Put simply, our aim is to create a better natural environment that covers all of our urban, country and coastal landscapes, along with all of the animals, plants and other organisms that live with us.


Source: Natural England; http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/about_us/default.aspx