Local Nature Recovery Strategy Guidance in England

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Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRS) are a key element of the Government’s commitment to addressing the biodiversity crisis in England and helping nature to recover.  The 48 LNRS regions will produce locally developed plans to map and prioritise where nature can be restored, better managed and connected.

They provide the opportunity for responsible authorities to plan their conservation delivery priorities for many years to come. Done correctly, they will put wildlife at the core of decision making and help to restore thriving populations of invertebrates. Buglife’s guidance is intended to ensure that the LNRSs deliver on their ambition for invertebrates, by highlighting some of the key considerations and addressing the diversity and complexity of the data surrounding them. Buglife’s guidance also helps to identify the pressures and potential measures that should be considered for invertebrate species and assemblages associated with key habitats and features.

This guidance can be used by responsible authorities to help them to properly consider invertebrates in the LNRS, but also by anyone who wants to advocate for the wildlife in their area.

Find out who is leading your local LNRS and how you can get involved via the gov.uk website Local nature recovery strategies: areas and responsible authorities map.

Delivering for Invertebrates in Local Nature Recovery Strategies: A Guide for Responsible Authorities


Delivering for Invertebrates in Local Nature Recovery Strategies: Identifying Pressures and Potential Measures