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Future-proofing nature projects launched in UK

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A series of exciting projects have been launched to help restore nature, reduce flooding, and revive waterways across England. 

The UK government has approved 22 nature restoration schemes in an attempt to restore lost biodiversity, all while leaving space to continue producing food.

“There has been significant interest from farmers and land owners in coming together on landscape-scale projects to manage environmental assets on their land,” said the environment secretary, George Eustice, when announcing the scheme.

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“We’re excited, we’re ambitious and this could be the start of 30-year conservation covenants,” said Jake Fiennes, who is the conservation director of the Holkham estate.

The minds behind the Holkham estate are using this scheme to create 2,000 hectares (4,940 acres) of habitat perfect for wildlife along the coast of Norfolk. “This is a long-term commitment to biodiversity and all the public goods that are spelled out in the government’s 25-year environment plan.”

“Restoring whole landscapes is the most significant, cost-effective and sustainable way to achieve major nature recovery,” said Professor Alastair Driver, from Rewilding Britain. “So this landscape recovery funding is one of the most important environmental policies for England in a generation.”

These exciting restoration schemes are a huge step forward for maintaining and restoring the biodiversity in the UK, and helping to combat the effects of climate change. 

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