Ancient woodland


Uplift Woodland Creation Offer payments

Defra and the Forestry Commission announce significant uplift in England Woodland Creation Offer (EWCO) payments to increase tree planting across the country.

Forest with trees and ferns

Natural Capital

BNG market drive: Biodiversity as an asset class

Biodiversity markets offer a distinctive avenue to expedite funding for conservation while offering a financial incentive for preserving and restoring natural ecosystems.

Bee on Comfrey

Natural Capital

Councils should aim to go beyond 10% BNG

Research by Wildlife and Countryside Link has revealed that in most Local Authorities, Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) will fail to go beyond “offsetting”.

Epping Forest

Natural Capital

Epping Forest valued at £1.9 billion to society

New report reveals that Epping Forest, London and Essex’s largest green space is worth around £64.4 million a year in public benefits, with a present value of £1.9 billion over 50 years.

Natural Capital

High-tech aerial mapping of hedgerows

Scientists have harnessed innovative technology to produce a comprehensive map of hedgerows across the length and breadth of England.


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The Statutory Biodiversity Metric

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) publishes the Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) metric calculation tool.