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England results from the 2007 Survey now available

September 2009

The results of the biggest and most comprehensive survey of England’s countryside and its natural resources are unveiled in a report published today by the Countryside Survey partnership. The new results for England show some positive signals for conservation of biodiversity across widespread and common habitats, but these signals become more mixed at the finer scale. Some of the key messages from the survey include:

Scotland results from the 2007 Survey now available

June 2009

The results of the biggest and most comprehensive survey of Scotland’s countryside and its natural resources are unveiled in a report published today (25th June).

The results identify how the main features of the countryside have changed and include fields, woods, ponds, heath and heather moorland areas, hedges and streams. They show how numbers of plant species have responded to changing land use, how habitat quality and vegetation condition has altered and how soils are recovering from the effects of acid pollutants.

Successful launch of UK results

November 2008

The UK results from Countryside Survey in 2007 were published on November 18th during a high profile launch event at the Royal Horticultural Society, London. The event was chaired by Edmund Wallis, Chairman of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and featured an opening address by Environment Minister Hilary Benn, who stressed the importance of Countryside Survey in underpinning Government policy:

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