Britain is widely accepted as "having the most comprehensive and the most advanced system of nature conservation in the world” (Vesey-Fitzgerald, 1969). This month’s Country Focus explores the United Kingdom, its nature and its efforts for biodiversity conservation.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has a long history of nature conservation in policy and practice, reflected in numerous pieces of legislation and in the high numbers of conservation organisations and their memberships totalling millions of UK citizens.
In the Focus you will read about innovative initiatives carried out in the country, such as the Natural Capital Committee which reports progress on the value of the ‘natural economy’ directly to the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the Treasury and partnership projects, such as on Nature Improvement Areas (NIAs), Green Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services, and much more.
A beautiful picture gallery is the courtesy of 2020 Vision.
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