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Kent County Council: Biodiversity Strategy 2020-2045

  • Purpose: After the government’s 25 Year Environment Plan was published, Kent County Council produced their Biodiversity Strategy, which looks to maintain and restore the county's wildlife, plants, rivers, seas and marine environment. The strategy aims to provide direction to community groups, local government, businesses, and individuals on how local biodiversity can be repaired and enhanced.

  • Description: The strategy includes an index of the biodiversity and wildlife and priority species and habitats in Kent and the challenges facing them. The council laid out their 25 year mission and goals which includes protecting habitats, freshwater and marine ecosystems and species alongside connecting people with the natural environment. It details the rationale behind the strategy, the framework for achieving it, and examples of the local projects they have funded.

  • Conservative councillor/ council lead: Leader of Kent County Council, Cllr Roger Gough and Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Susan Carey.

  • Further links: Kent Nature Partnership website page on the strategy, Friends of the Earth case study write up and What Do They Know, Implications of the Environment Act and the Kent Biodiversity Strategy presentation.


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