Natural England

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Natural England
Agency overview
Formed 1 October 2006
Jurisdiction England
Headquarters Sheffield, England
Employees 2,291 (2012)[1]
Annual budget £199 million (2012)[1]
Agency executives Mr Poul Christensen, Chair
Dave Webster, Interim Chief Executive[2]
Parent agency Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Natural England is a quango, a public body funded by government. It is responsible for protecting and preserving England's natural environment. This includes the land, flora and fauna, freshwater and marine environments, geology and soils. It also has a responsibility to help people enjoy, understand and access the natural environment.

Natural England work aims for:

  • a healthy natural environment
  • enjoyment of the natural environment
  • sustainable use of the natural environment
  • a secure environmental future

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