This post is by Andrew Pakes, research director at Prospect.
Prospect’s new report on Natural England, supported by some welcome media attention last week, has really touched a nerve about the state of England’s conservation body. Despite rhetoric from government about its 25 year environment plan, it is clear that nature conservation and environmental stewardship is creaking at the seams.
The conversation that is too often missing in this debate is one of resources. If politics is about choices, then public investment is the demonstration of intent. Read more