Nature Conservation

Nature Improvement Areas (NIAs)

Within the Natural Environment White Paper published in June, the government recognised the successes of ‘landscape scale’ working (where collective action is taken to address an objective such as improving water quality, addressing a species need through the management and creation of habitat etc) and outlined proposals for the identification and funding of 12 Nature Improvement Areas (NIAs), each which they estimate will be between 10,000 – 50,000 hectares in size.