Laura Sharman 14 August 2020

Five local authorities chosen to set up nature recovery pilots

Five local authorities in England will test how the recovery of England’s landscapes and wildlife can be driven locally.

Buckinghamshire, Cornwall, Cumbria, Greater Manchester and Northumberland will share £1m to set up a Local Nature Recovery Strategies.

The funding will enable them to map the most valuable sites and habitats for wildlife and identify opportunities for recovering nature.

Environment minister Rebecca Pow said: 'Coronavirus is shining a light on the importance of our natural world, and the positive impact nature can have on our health and well-being.

'These first pilots will be a key part of our green recovery and help kick-start the creation of over a million acres of joined up habitats that people can enjoy across the country.'

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