Suffolk Local Nature Recovery Strategy Surveys

You can share your thoughts about which aspects of nature in Suffolk are most important to you. by visiting, a survey which closes on 30 June 2024.

Your responses will feed into Suffolk’s plan to help reverse the decline in nature across the county, and to connect and expand existing areas that are important for wildlife and the landscape.

  • Nationwide, wildlife species have declined by 19% since 1970 (State of Nature report)
  • One in six species in Great Britian are at risk of extinction (State of Nature report)
  • Up to 70% of Suffolk’s 22,000 ponds are neglected or abandoned (Suffolk Wildlife Trust)
  • Norfolk and Suffolk have over three times less ancient woodland than the national average (Natural Capital Evidence Compendium for Norfolk and Suffolk)

To address this decline and to help nature recover, government has introduced legally-binding commitments. There are 48 of these Local Nature Recovery Strategies across the country, led in Suffolk by Suffolk County Council.

Together, they will form a national ‘nature network’, proposing actions such as the creation of wetlands, restoration of peatlands, planting of trees and hedgerows, and more sustainable management of existing woodlands and other habitats like grasslands

Members of the public are invited to complete a survey to gather their thoughts on nature recovery across the county, whilst landowners and managers, including local councils, are also encouraged to submit practical, achievable proposals to support nature conservation.

All responses will be used to help build a picture across Suffolk to help protect and enhance our environment.

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