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A Nature Recovery Strategy for Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) is expecting to be named by the government as the responsible body for producing a new and first Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS) for the county. This will largely be done through the Gloucestershire Local Nature Partnership (GLNP) and its members with involvement of a wide range of stakeholders across Gloucestershire.

A draft version of the LNRS is likely to be circulated for public consultation in 2024. 

Around 50 areas in England will be producing a LNRS to help nature recover from the current ecological emergency. Nature is and will be affected by climate change but it can also provide solutions to help us adapt to a changing climate. Gloucestershire is fortunate in already having a strong evidence base to guide decisions on what should be prioritised in the LNRS. 

Gloucestershire County Council has already been working hard with others, including the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and the Environment Agency, to compile county-wide mapping of our natural assets (natural capital) and an emerging Nature Recovery Network. This information helps highlight potential locations for creating new areas of habitat as well as where to better manage the existing areas we already have for wildlife. Action for nature recovery will need to happen at a landscape scale and this also means taking action that traverses administrative boundaries. In addition to the LNRS, detailed nature recovery plans have been prepared for specific landscape areas that cross Gloucestershire. 

Find out more: 

Local Nature Recovery Strategies

Cotswolds Nature Recovery Plan

Gloucestershire Natural Capital Mapping 

Cotswold Water Park Nature Recovery Plan 

Malvern Hills Nature Recovery Plan 

FAQs on the GLNRS 

LNRS scoping survey results 


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