Natural England aims to reconnect people to their natural environments: enabling more people to enjoy, understand and take action for it. Our evidence programme focuses on improving our understanding of people’s attitudes and behaviours towards the natural world; how people use the natural world; and the social and economic benefits that directly and indirectly accrue to individuals and communities from a healthy natural environment, for example people’s health and wellbeing and childhood learning.
For other information on our work reconnecting people see Enjoying the natural environment .
The evidence projects related to this work area can be seen below. See also projects related to our National Nature Reserves. For a list of the evidence generated by our evidence programme since 2009 see Evidence generated to support our work related to people and access to the natural environment.
|RP0802||Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment 2 (MENE 2)||Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment (MENE) is a sample survey of the adult population which provides data on visits to the natural environment at regional and national level. It is being undertaken as part of a weekly in-home omnibus survey. It provides information to support a range of Natural England projects and programmes. The first 4 years of fieldwork have been completed and a 5th year [2013/14] is now underway. MENE has been commissioned by Natural England, in conjunction with Defra and the Forestry Commission.|
Natural England's financial contribution to this project is currently estimated to be: £406,768.74
|RP0258||Evaluation of the Access To Nature Grants Programme||The Access to Nature Grants Programme is part of Big Lottery's Changing Spaces Programme. This is a formative programme evaluation reporting initially to the Project Steering Group, with a final report to be published in 2013. Every project will do its own self-evaluation, and 20 projects will be selected for detailed case study.||Alison Hill|