Natural England

UK non-departmental public body responsible for the protection and improvement of England's natural environment

Natural England is a quango, a public body funded by government. It is responsible for protecting and preserving England's natural environment. This includes the land, flora and fauna, freshwater and marine environments, geology and soils. It also has a responsibility to help people enjoy, understand and access the natural environment.

Natural England
Agency overview
Formed1 October 2006
JurisdictionEngland
HeadquartersSheffield, England
Employees2,291 (2012)[1]
Annual budget£199 million (2012)[1]
Agency executives
  • Mr Poul Christensen, Chair
  • Dave Webster, Interim Chief Executive[2]
Parent agencyDepartment for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Websitewww.naturalengland.org.uk

Natural England work aims for:

  • a healthy natural environment
  • enjoyment of the natural environment
  • sustainable use of the natural environment
  • a secure environmental future

NoteEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Annual Report and Accounts 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012". Natural England. ISBN 9780102976533. Archived from the original on 4 September 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  2. "Dave Webster to continue as Natural England's interim Chief Executive". Natural England. 31 May 2012. Archived from the original on 4 September 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2013.