The relationship between people’s experiences in nature and their attitudes and behaviours is complex. This report was commissioned to explore some of these relationships by analysing data from the Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment survey (MENE).
Natural England commissioned MENE to monitor changes in use of the natural environment over time, at a range of different spatial scales and for key groups within the population. The results of the MENE survey and associated analysis of MENE data, including the findings of this study are used by Natural England, its partners and data users to:
- Inform on-the-ground initiatives to help them link more closely to people’s needs.
- Evaluate the impact and effectiveness of related policy and initiatives.
- Measure the impact of and inform policy relating to the natural environment.
- Identify requirements for further research and analysis.