Our nature week - 22 May to 26 May 2023
19 May 2023
To mark United Nations Biodiversity Day (22 May), we're highlighting the nature-focused work we and our partners do around the country
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Over the next three decades, we plan to deliver a sustainable road network that protects and enhances the environment:
- mitigating the impact of England’s busiest roads
- ensure that our land can be a force for good for generations to come
Our recently published Environmental Sustainability Strategy sets out our vision of a connected country and a thriving environment.
Our soft estate
Did you know that we're one of the country's largest landowners?
The land we manage includes 30,000 hectares of green land, our 'soft estate'.
We're commited to using this land to:
- reconnect habitats
- reverse the decline in biodiversity
- help wildlife thrive
- increase environmental resilience to a changing climate
Find out more - day by day
For the rest of this week, we'll be running different stories about our nature-focussed work.
We'll cover a different topic each day, including:
Historic Railway Estate
We care for more than 3,000 historic railway structures across England, Wales, and Scotland. These structures, once part of Britain's rail network, are known as the Historical Railway Estate. Over many years, they've become home to a wide variety of wildlife.
We'll be highlighting some of the rare and interesting wildlife found on the verges and green land next our road network.
We'll be updating you on grasslands and wildflower planting schemes that have boosted biodiversity across the country.
Network for nature
We joined forces with The Wildlife Trusts to launch a new £6 million Network for Nature programme. Learn more about how this benefits people, nature and wildlife.
Follow Nature Week on social media
Throughout the week we'll be posting about our work with nature across the network we manage. Follow us at #NHNatureWeek.