The Improvement Programme for England’s Natura 2000 Sites (IPENS), supported by European Union LIFE+ funding, is a new strategic approach to managing England’s Natura 2000 sites. It is enabling Natural England, the Environment Agency, and other key partners to plan what, how, where and when they will target their efforts on Natura 2000 sites and areas surrounding them.
As part of the IPENS programme, we are identifying gaps in our knowledge, and where possible, we are addressing these through a range of evidence projects. Results from these projects will feed into Theme Plans and Site Improvement Plans. This project forms one of these studies.