Ellie Savage
April 2024

How do we ensure Local Nature Recovery Strategies drive delivery?

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UK nature is in crisis. Last year, the State of Nature Report found that the UK was one of the most nature-depleted countries on the planet. Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRS) are one of the Government's flagship policies to reverse these trends and ensure that local areas in England are protecting and creating appropriate natural habitats. 

In March 2024, EPIC held a workshop with community members to discuss what needs to be put in place to ensure LNRS do not end up 'gathering dust on a shelf' but achieve their potential to drive delivery on nature recovery. The workshop involved hearing from three speakers, before discussion in breakout rooms and a finishing plenary session to feed back learning.

Speakers included:

  • Sam Evans, Head of Natural Environment, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • Matt Browne, Head of Policy & Advocacy, Wildlife & Countryside Link
  • Sachi Shah, Project Manager, Local Nature Recovery Strategy, Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Natural Environment Partnership

EPIC has produced a briefing summarising the discussions and key findings from the workshop. Read the briefing: "How do we ensure that LNRS drive delivery?".