With her pithy and engaging style, Amelia Steele takes us to the heart of the new environmental narrative that underlies the Ecosystems Knowledge Network's new strategy.
Cornwall Council has today (8th June 2017) launched a consultation on a Nature-on-Referral Service. This involves a hub that will coordinate and support work in this rapidly growing area; using our superb natural environment to make real changes in peoples’ health and wellbeing.
The full consultation document and a summary on the webpage is available at http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/doseofnature
Dr Dan Bloomfield, an expert in links between health and access to the natural outdoors has established a Dose of Nature website, with links to lots of useful resources and discussion. See http://www.adoseofnature.net/
This is one of many links on this topic found on the Ecosystems Knowledge Network website at http://ecosystemsknowledge.net/resources/tools-guidelines/health
The main findings from the third year of the Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment survey have been published. The survey, which is commissioned annually by the Natural England, Defra and the Forestry Commission, showed that volumes of visits to urban parks have increased 13 per cent and visits to paths, cycleways and bridleways have increased by 20 per cent since 2010/11. More information is available at http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/research/mene.aspx#results