Natural England

About us

We're the government’s adviser for the natural environment in England, helping to protect England’s nature and landscapes for people to enjoy and for the services they provide
Our NERC remit activities within England include

• helping land managers and farmers protect wildlife and landscapes
• advising on the protection of the marine environment in inshore waters (0 to 12 nautical miles)
• supporting National Trails and managing 140 National Nature Reserves
• managing programmes that help restore or recreate wildlife habitats
• conserving and enhancing the landscape
• providing evidence to help make decisions affecting the natural environment

From 2014 to 2019, our priorities are:

• terrestrial biodiversity
• marine biodiversity
• landscape and geodiversity
• access and engagement
• environmental land management
• National Nature Reserves
• support to the planning system
• wildlife management
• evidence

We would like to engage with the DTP by co-supervising studentships and providing CASE awards, allowing access to data and study sites and hosting work placements.

Contact information

Natural England
4th Floor, Foss House, Kings Pool,
1-2 Peasholme Green


Research keywords

Landscape, wildlife and habitat conservation, environmental assessment, policies