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How the Environment Agency is conserving and enhancing biodiversity

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The Environment agency is involved in restoring biodiversity to a number of different coastal and shoreline habitats

Hi, I am Tony Grayling and I’m one of the new Directors of Nature and Place, along with my colleague Jennie Donovan, at the Environment Agency. Today we are celebrating International Day of Biodiversity, and I wanted to share with …

Government’s Environmental Improvement Plan: One year on

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Our chair Alan Lovell reflects on our progress to achieve government’s Environmental Improvement Plan (EIP) goals. One year ago, the government published the Environmental Improvement Plan (EIP) to halt and reverse the decline of nature in our country. With climate …

Meet two Environment Agency interns helping to protect our water environment.

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Our Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP) offers students from diverse backgrounds the chance to kickstart their careers and give them an insight into the breadth of work undertaken by the EA. Ever wondered what this would be like? We spoke to Rion Hoshino and Siobhan Gunn, who completed the internship this summer, to find out more about their experience.

Citizen Science in East Anglia

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photo of two people stood in a river with a bucket and a fishnet to do some monitoring

Citizen science initiatives provide invaluable data about our water environment and complement our own monitoring and assessment work, enabling a greater understanding of the issues we face and how together we can take action going forward. John Findlay, who works in the East Anglia analysis and reporting team at the EA, writes here about his role and the data his team is collecting.

Weir making a real difference to water quality on the River Cole

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‘a fast-flowing river running down a weir, in between two grass banks’

The Environment Agency enables partnerships to come together and improve the local environment to benefit wildlife and communities. Catchment Coordinator for the EA, Adam Noon, tells us more about removing Ackers Weir on the River Cole in East Birmingham.

Wendling Beck Environment Project – building financial and environmental resilience for farmers.

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By Andy Slaney, Green Finance Specialist, Environment Agency The Wendling Beck Environment Project is a habitat creation, nature restoration and regenerative farming project, spanning almost 2,000 acres near Dereham in Norfolk, UK. The project is leading the way in transforming …

Cumbria River Restoration Strategy: from local to International success

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The Cumbria River Restoration Strategy was developed to help improve the quality and function of three Cumbria catchments - the Rivers Eden, Derwent and Kent. From its humble beginnings to setting its sights on the World River Prize this year, read about why this programme has been so successful.