The marine environment around England is extremely rich and diverse. England’s seas contain amazing underwater landscapes and over 10,000 species, including many of national and European importance.
Natural England works to ensure that our marine environment is
better understood, valued and protected.
Natural England's work in the marine environment:
(26 September 2014) Manx shearwater chicks have been seen outside their nest burrows for the first time in living memory on St Agnes and Gugh in the Isles of Scilly following the first year of a project to remove rats.
(16 September 2014) Natural England’s Chairman Andrew Sells and Chief Executive James Cross had the chance to see the ongoing work on coastal access and Marine Conservation Zones during their recent visit with our Sussex and Kent Area team.
(16 June 2014) Natural England has commissioned new research which will be used to set the standard for assessing the potential impacts of marine operations on mobile marine species.
(25 April 2014) The Isles of Scilly Seabird Recovery Project has recently completed phase one of this five year project, which is the world’s largest community-based rat eradication project
(18 March 2014) Natural England, and RenewableUK - the trade association representing wind, wave and tidal energy - are running a joint Offshore Wind Industry Seminar which represents the first joint event of its kind.
(11 November 2013) Natural England today welcomed the launch of the Marine and Coastal Concordat which will encourage investment around the coast.