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An invitation to shape the nature of England: Discussion document

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Discussion paper inviting comments from anyone with an interest in the Natural Environment White Paper.

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Our natural environment underpins our economic prosperity, our health and our wellbeing. As a result, protecting the environment and enhancing biodiversity is one of Defra’s top three priorities, as outlined in the Department’s Business Plan.

A key commitment under this priority is the publication of a White Paper on the natural environment by spring 2011. On 26 July 2010 we published our discussion paper “An invitation to shape the Nature of England”. We invited all comments and submissions from anyone with an interest in the Natural Environment White Paper.