Theme 1: Natural Assets

Protecting and Enhancing the Natural Environment

Our aim: Support policies and projects that ensure the protection and enhancement of the Tees Valley’s natural environment

Our priorities:

Objective 1: Protect What We Have

Continue to work to protect and enhance the geodiversity and biodiversity of the Tees Valley ensuring the conservation, restoration and creation of key landscapes and habitats including mitigating and adapting to the impacts of climate change.

Objective 2: Enhance What We Can

Work at a landscape scale to restore and deliver robust ecological networks that demonstrate a wide range of environmental, social and economic outcomes.

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Useful links:

Making Space for Nature Lawton et al – A review of England’s Wildlife Sites and Ecological Network 2011. The report that initiated the new joined up approach to landscape scale driven protection and enhancement of our environment.