If you are responsible for making decision on how land is managed and used, you will know how difficult it is to get the balancing act right so you are getting the most from the natural resources available, in terms of income, productivity and quality.
In the last 30 to 40 years the UK has seen large declines in some wildlife, from birds and invertebrates to mammals and fish, as a result of habitat loss and changing land use. Despite this depressing overall picture there are still areas, such as the Greater Thames Marshes, where these species are hanging on, providing a last chance to help boost their populations from a central core to spread out over a wider area and re-connect the landscape.
This area of the site is designed to showcase how the NIA can support and add value to existing initiatives, in relation to planning, farming and land use. We hope it is useful and intend to continually develop this section on the basis of your feedback, so do contact us if there is anything you would like to see here.