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Ecology in Local Government

Co-ordination and Partnership

Local authorities are establishing themselves as a central link within the nature conservation movement. Through effective partnerships they are improving their own performance, and providing strong support to many other organisations.

It is important that local authorities prepare nature conservation strategies to help direct their conservation work, and that these strategies are jointly 'owned' with others. This ensures that policies and objectives are widely shared and therefore achieved.

Many local authorities have established nature conservation forums, where they discuss local issues with environmental organisations and community groups. The fullest achievements can be made through partnership. Local authorities work closely with English Nature and the Wildlife Trusts, and are adept at establishing joint projects with the private sector and bodies such as the NRA, Forestry Commission, MOD and others.


Document Date: 1996
Last Updated: 31/12/1996

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