The West of England Nature Partnership's 2019 forum during the Festival of Nature will focus on how we can work together for nature's recovery. It will launch a Nature Recovery Network for the West of England - a spatial plan where nature (and people) can thrive in a changing world.
The forum will explore and debate how to best realise nature's recovery by integrating nature's value in policies and strategies, the intersection of nature, public health and social inequalities, the importance of well-planned green infrastructure and the role everyone can play in realising nature's recovery.
The Nature Recovery Network follows Government's commitment in the 25 Year Environment Plan to "develop a Nature Recovery Network to protect and restore wildlife, and provide opportunities to re-introduce species that we have lost from our countryside."
The West of England Nature Partnership is a cross-sector partnership working to restore the natural environment in the West of England through embedding the value of nature in decision making across spatial planning, public health and economic development. They believe that a healthy natural environment underpins a healthy society and economy. Find out more at www.wenp.org.uk.
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