Natural England's Nene Valley NIA - The Nene Valley NIA, covering an area of 41,350 hectares in the centre of England, contains a fragmented ecological network of statutory and non-statutory sites, including the Upper Nene Valley Gravel Pits SPA/SSSI (40% of units in favourable condition).
Northampton Chronicle - Cash boost for Nene Valley as part of £7.5m investment into flagship nature areas
Peterborough Telegraph - Conservationalists were jubilant after an area of natural beauty running through Peterborough was chosen as a national flagship scheme to nurture wildlife.
The Telegraph - Nature Improvement Area in Birmingham wasteland. Industrial wasteland, derelict factories and ordinary streets across the country have been designated as the new nature reserves.