In 2009 Natural England, Defra and the Forestry Commission commissioned TNS to undertake the Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment (MENE) survey. In the four years since MENE was commissioned, a wealth of information has been collected regarding visits taken to the natural environment and related behaviours and attitudes.
The survey is commissioned in order to:
- Understand how people use, enjoy and are motivated to protect the natural environment.
- Provide data that monitors changes in use and enjoyment of the natural environment over time, at a range of different spatial scales and for key groups within the population.
Published alongside this report are:
- Annual reports presenting the official statistics from the survey.
- A number of other outputs from the survey covering areas including attitudes to the environment and the geographical distribution of visits.
All of the survey outputs are available from the Natural England website.
The information within this report is categorised as ‘Official Statistics’, and has been produced and published according to arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority. A document detailing Natural England’s compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics is available separately on the Natural England website.