DEFRA

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  • DEFRA - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
    • Aims
      • concern for climate change & energy
      • sustainable consumption & production
      • protecting the countryside & natural resources
      • sustainable rural communities
      • a sustainable farming & food sector incl. animal health & welfare
    • Ramsar Sites
      • open to any countries that protects wetlands of international importance, espc. water birds.
      • aims to ensure the sustainable use of wetlands
      • Designated by DEFRA - Minsmere- Suffolk
    • BAP - Biodiversity Action Plan
      • Habitat Action Plans - for the conservation of 28 important habitats
      • Local Action Plans - individual counties
    • ESS - Environmental Stewardship Scheme
      • Agri-environmnental schemes
        • Provide financial support to farmers to reward & encourage environmentally beneficial development
          • The single farm payment scheme - 5 years
      • The Forestry Commission
        • Owns large areas of forests where wildlife conservation,timber, education & recreation
  • Species Action Plans - for conservation of 382 particular species
    • BAP - Biodiversity Action Plan
      • Habitat Action Plans - for the conservation of 28 important habitats
      • Local Action Plans - individual counties

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