Wildlife and habitat conservation

Featured guidance
Wildlife and habitat conservation guidance:

Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For information on how leaving the EU will affect environmental law, see Practice...

Practice Note

Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For information on how leaving the EU will affect environmental law, see Practice...

Practice Note

Rural Development 2014-2020 The Rural Development Programme for England (2007–13) ended on 31 December 2013 and was replaced by the Rural Development Programme for...

Practice Note

The Entry Level Stewardship Scheme (ELSS) is the basic level of the Environmental Stewardship Scheme, which is managed by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) (in succession...

Practice Note

The Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) Scheme is one element of the Environmental Stewardship Scheme, managed by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) (in succession to Natural...

Practice Note

The OELS closed to new applications on 26 September 2014. The Organic Entry Level Stewardship (OELS) Scheme is one element of the Environmental Stewardship Scheme , the...

Practice Note

The Uplands Entry Level Stewardship (UELS) Scheme is one element of the Environmental Stewardship scheme, managed by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) (in succession to...

Practice Note

The Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (Habitats Directive) aims to promote the maintenance of biodiversity by requiring Member States to take measures to maintain or restore...

Practice Note

Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For further information on the implications of leaving the EU for planning law and...

Practice Note

What are AONBs? Areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs) are areas of countryside in England and Wales outside national parks which are designated in recognition of...

Practice Note

Under Pillar 1 of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), farmers receive direct subsidy payments under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), which started in 2015. The BPS...

Practice Note

Pillar 1 of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) allows farmers in Wales to receive direct subsidy payments under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), which started in 2015....

Practice Note

What is biodiversity net gain? Biodiversity net gain is a principle which aims to leave the natural environment in a measurably better state after development than...

Practice Note

TitleDirective 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on the conservation of wild birds (codified version)*Latest consolidated...

Practice Note

Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For information on how leaving the EU will affect environmental...

Practice Note

Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For information on how leaving the EU will affect environmental law, see Practice...

Practice Note