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The economic impact of Natural England’s National Nature Reserves (NECR131)

Studies by the RSPB and others have demonstrated that nature reserves can deliver positive impacts for local economies, by providing employment, sustaining local businesses and attracting visitors who spend money in local economies. However, there has been no overall assessment to date of the economic impacts of National Nature Reserves in England. This report seeks to provide a first assessment of these impacts.

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