Natural England owns a large collection of information: reports, technical information notes, databases, images and geographical information system (GIS) datasets.
Much of this is detailed in our Publications Catalogue, or through the MAGIC website. However, only the most frequently requested items are listed here, so if you think we might have anything else of use to you, please contact our Enquiry Service who will refer you to the correct specialist.
However, if you want to use our information for business or commercial purposes, you’ll need to apply for a commercial licence, see below.
Geographical information on environmental assets where Natural England has the powers to designate and regulate can be freely viewed by all organisations through our product Nature on the Map. If you want to download this information and incorporate it within your own products, or if you want to use this information regularly for internal business use, then a commercial licence is required.
Some of our information is derived from other sources, that is, it could be based on underlying intellectual property that belongs to others. Our GIS datasets, for example, are based on underlying mapping data from the Ordnance Survey, so you will need a separate licence from the Ordnance Survey to use such datasets commercially.
Natural England images can be licensed for commercial use, and a project to develop a commercial image library is currently under review.
If you wish to re-use all or part of any Natural England copyright protected information that isn’t available under the Open Government Licence for commercial purposes, including publishing, you may need to apply for a licence. Please contact our Enquiries Service:
Natural England Enquiries Service
Block B, Government Buildings, Whittington Road, Worcester WR5 2LQ