Planning for nature’s recovery

Tom Munro – Dorset AONB Manager It’s a couple of months since the annual Dorset Local Nature Partnership Forum in early March, and it’s been a time in which so much of our human world has changed unrecognisably.  The simple act of gathering in number to shape and support nature’s recovery in Dorset now feels …

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The effect of coronavirus on nature and the environment

The effect of coronavirus on nature and the environment. Coronavirus is having an unprecedented effect on everyday life in ways we couldn’t imagine.

2020 vision: a look ahead for Dorset’s environment in 2020

Dr Simon Cripps, Chair Dorset LNP They say it is only a brave or foolish person who predicts what is going to happen this year in these turbulent times.  So let’s call me brave and guess what may be happening to Dorset’s environment this year and in the immediate future.  This is purely a personal …

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Picnic in the Park: Living Well, Loving Nature

Working with Active Dorset, Dorset AONB and Public Health Dorset, and local partners, Dorset LNP has co-hosted a series of public events to raise awareness of the benefits of using nature to support wellbeing – Picnic in the Park: Living Well, Loving Nature. The first event was held in Dorchester in September 2018, following an …

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Climate Change Adaptation Workshop

Dorset LNP and Dorset LEP jointly hosted a workshop on Climate Change Adaptation in Dorset on 18 June 2019. The event was supported by Chapman Lily Planning Ltd and Kingston Maurward College.

A Report from the event has now been published:

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Climate Change Adaptation in Dorset: Call for evidence

Background Following the publication of the UK Climate Projections 2018 (UKCP18), published in November 2018 by the Met Office, Dorset LNP and Dorset LEP are working together to investigate if there is an appetite for developing a framework for climate change adaptation across Dorset and if so, develop a strategic direction.  Dorset LNP and Dorset …

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Dorset LNP Annual Forum – Presentations

Over 60 people attended the LNP Annual Forum held on 27 February at the Lighthouse in Poole. Presentations are now available below: 9.30 Welcome and Introduction to Dorset’s 25 Year Environment Plan – Simon Cripps (Dorset LNP Chair) An introduction to the chapters of the Dorset 25 Year Environment Plan: Using and managing land sustainably …

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