CLA welcomes changes to Natural England’s conservation strategy

19 October 2016

Natural England’s plans to work better with farmers and land managers have been backed by the CLA.

Natural England’s ‘Conservation 21’ strategy sets out what the organisation intends to do differently to make use of post-EU Referendum opportunities and to support Defra’s ambitions for the environment.

CLA President Ross Murray said: “Natural England’s new strategy acknowledges that the organisation needs to work differently with land managers, better integrating conservation practices with other land uses. Natural England must work with landowners for the delivery of integrated, landscape-scale measures that better support nature and landscapes. It is an ambitious vision which will require adequate support and resources from Government.

“The Conservation 21 strategy sets strong foundations for a more effective, flexible and tailored approach to conservation post-Brexit. ”

The CLA’s briefing paper on the case for a domestic Food, Farming and Environmental Policy post-Brexit can be found at

More information about Natural England's Conservation 21 strategy can be found here