The latest news, information and updates concerning the Nature Improvement Areas programme.
(26 March 2013) Today in London the 12 Nature Improvement Areas have come together to mark their first year at the 1st NIA Annual Forum. Details of what the NIAs have delivered can be found on the project pages.
In addition to the first year's delivery by the 12 NIAs, two best practice events have taken place: the first in September in Devon focussing on Grasslands and Landscape Scale delivery: (1022kb); the second in March in Barnsley focussing on NIAs and planning: (341kb). Ten Climate Change Adaptation workshops: (63kb) have also taken place, three NIAs are taking part in Ecosystem Pilot projects: (216kb) and three NIAs are now participating with Sciencewise on a project to enhance public dialogue.
(13 Dec 2012) Delivery within the Nature Improvement Areas has been progressing and a brief overview: (174kb) of what has been happening is now available.
(28 Sept 2012)Criteria for Local Authorities, Local Nature Partnerships (LNPs) and other local partnerships to use when identifying locally-determined Nature Improvement Areas (NIAs) published.
(Sept 2012) It has been a busy time for the NIAs since being set up in April 2012. An update: (162kb) of progress will give you an insight of what has been happening in the NIAs.
(17 July 2012) A monitoring and evaluation framework: (527kb) is being established. Defra, Natural England, Environment Agency, Forestry Commission and the Nature Improvement Area partners have worked together to develop a set of key Monitoring and Evaluation indicators and protocols which will be available August 2012.
(12 Apr 2012) The 12 Nature Improvement Areas are now all set to begin their three year programme of delivery having received their Funding Agreements through Natural England at the beginning of April 2012.