Member profile: Natural England
Natural England is a NDPB (Non Departmental Public Body)
(please note definition of an NDPB is: “A body which has a role in the processes of national government, but is not a government department, or part of one, and which accordingly operates to a greater or lesser extent at arm’s length from ministers)” NDPBs have a national or regional remit and carry out a wide range of important functions. Their distance from government means that the day-to-day decisions they make are independent as they are removed from ministers and Civil Servants. Ministers are however ultimately responsible to Parliament for a NDPB’s independence, its effectiveness and efficiency.
Natural England is working towards the delivery of four strategic outcomes, which together deliver on our purpose to conserve, enhance and manage the natural environment for the benefit of current and future generations:
A healthy natural environment; England's natural environment will be conserved and enhanced.
Enjoyment of the natural environment; more people enjoying, understanding and acting to improve, the natural environment, more often.
Sustainable use of the natural environment; the use and management of the natural environment is more sustainable.
A secure environmental future; decisions which collectively secure the future of the natural environment.
Common/grey seals 1365/1364
Greater Horseshoe Bat 1304
Lesser Horseshoe Bat 1303
Marsh Fritillary 1065
Violet Click Beetle 1079
Lady Slipper Orchid 1902
Yellow Marsh Saxifrage 1528
Great Crested Newt 1166
Western Rustwort 1390
Continental salt meadows (15.14)
Fixed dunes with herbaceous vegetation (grey dunes) (16.221 to 16.227)
Dune juniper thickets (Juniperus spp) (16.27)
Mediterranean temporary ponds (22.34)
Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on siliceous substrates in mountain areas (35.1)
Active raised bogs (51.1)
Caledonian forest 42.51)
Bog woodland (44.A1 to 44.A4)
Residual alluvial forests (44.3)