Corporate report

Improvement programme for England’s Natura 2000 sites (IPENS)

Planning how to target efforts on important wildlife and habitat sites to get them into a healthy state.

Applies to England



This project closed in 2015.

Natural England led the 2 year programme in partnership with the Environment Agency with support from the European Union’s LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity programme. See full details in the document above.

Updates on the programme

For older items see Natural England’s National Archives page and previous news.

Background information from Natural England and other bodies

Images from the programme

See the Natural England IPENS Flickr album.


If you have any questions about IPENS, contact:


Natural England
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Telephone 0300 060 3900

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Support from the European Union’s LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity programme
Published 18 December 2012