Imminent changes Climate Change Bill Marine Bill ? Planning White Paper × Regional Government Reform × Housing, aviation, energy × Agri-environment Reform ?
Natural Environment & Rural Communities 2006 Every public body must, in exercising its functions, have regard, so far as is consistent with the proper exercise of those functions, to the purpose of conserving biodiversity. Section 40
What does that mean? All departmental policies and activities Understanding by all Sustained support for initiatives Habitat & species protection Access to professional expertise Reports on BAP targets
Meeting NERC duties Local Strategic Partnerships Sustainable Community Strategies Local Area Agreements Local BAPs
No legal compulsion but possible financial incentives
Regional habitat opportunity maps The Wildlife Trusts leading on the development of a UK network of wildlife corridors linking biodiversity heartlands
The Wildlife Trust’s Vision for Biodiversity in the Nene Valley “A valley with naturally functioning interlinked wetlands, rich in wildlife for the enjoyment of everybody” Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Northamptonshi re Peterborough