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.



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 would like to contribute information or ideas to the programme or to find out more information, please email: or contact the IPENS programme manager, Samantha Somers,, telephone: 0300 060 1189.

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