Biodiversity Working Group
Chair: Nicola Hutchinson, Plantlife
Vice Chair: Vacant
Secretary: Kirsten Loveday
The Biodiversity Working Group works to halt and reverse the loss of biodiversity by working with Government to ensure Biodiversity 2020 is fully implemented. Specifically, the group will engage with Defra and Natural England on governance issues and the Biodiversity 2020 delivery plan.
Update from the group:
On 24 April Nicola Hutchinson (Plantlife) represented Link at the launch of the Improvement Programme for England’s Natura 2000 Sites (IPENS) initiative. This two year project will focus on the intractable issues for Natura 2000 sites across England, for example diffuse water pollution.
On 16 May Link will be holding a trilateral meeting with Defra and Natural England to work through the delivery questions on Biodiversity 2020, which were identified at the last Terrestrial Biodiversity Group meeting.
Several Link members will be responding to the JNCC consultation on the implementation of the Habitats Directive (Article 17), which closes on 10 May.
Last updated: 30 April 2013