Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: Natural England aims to safeguard biodiversity by protecting the best wildlife sites, promoting the recovery of declining species and habitats, embedding biodiversity into all policy and decision-making, enthusing people, developing the evidence base, and working with others to deliver the agency’s goals.
To support this approach, and to help halt the loss of biodiversity in England, Natural England has launched the Countdown 2010 Biodiversity Action Fund in 2005. The scheme supports projects managed by voluntary conservation bodies that deliver gains for priority habitats and species in England.
All of the projects funded use volunteers who have provided many thousands of hours of their time to conserve the natural environment. Natural England’s projects have also engaged with schools via outreach work and on-site events including sea-shore safaris. The projects are supporting a landscape-scale approach to conservation and are exemplars of partnership working across the sector.
For more information please visit the Countdown 2010 website.