The Nature North Collaboration

©Paul Thomas/Natural England
Credit: ©Paul Thomas/Natural England

Nature North is a collaboration between organisations in the North of England, which have come together to drive climate resilience and green growth through nature recovery.

Nature North Partnership Board

National Parks UK

Our national parks are innovation engines for the green recovery, they are ideal locations to explore how we can live on this planet without destroying it.

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The National Association for AONBs

AONBs are protected and enhanced for nature, people, business and culture.

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The Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust plants, restores, protects and cares for woodlands across the UK.

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The Wildlife Trusts

The Wildlife Trusts are working to bring people close to nature and support land and seas rich in wildlife.

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Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

The RSPB are working to create bigger, better, more joined-up spaces to save our wildlife, and our shared home.

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National Trust

Natural Trust are working hard to safeguard nature for years to come.

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The Rivers Trust

The Rivers Trust aim to support wild, healthy, natural rivers, valued by all.

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Environment Agency

The Environment Agency works to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development.

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Natural England

Natural England are government’s adviser for the natural environment in England. They help to protect and restore our natural world.

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National Lottery Heritage Fund

The Heritage Fund have awarded over £1.8bn to more than 4,200 land, nature and biodiversity projects across the UK since 1994.

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Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation want  to ensure that our natural world is restored and protected and that people benefit from that recovery.

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In response to the need for collaboration to achieve nature recovery in the North, senior leaders of environmental organisations came together at a Northern Nature Leaders workshop in December 2019 in Leeds. It was here the concept of Nature North was born. This resulted in the establishment of the Nature North Partnership Board in early 2020, made up of senior leaders from eleven organisations. In parallel IPPR’s Natural Assets North series final report (IPPR 2020) highlighted the need for “Northern leaders and organisations with a strategic interest in the health of nature in the North, [to] create a joint forum for discussion … and where appropriate, aligned decision making across the North”. This report recognised Nature North even in its early stages as being the foundation for this.

Credit: ©Chris Senior