Nature is good for us – time to return the favour


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Woodland Matters

Good news this week – more people in England are getting out into nature and more recognise and feel the health benefits this offers. But while people clearly value nature, they are not necessarily willing (or able) to take positive action to protect it.

The fifth annual report from the Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment (MENE) survey shows 58 per cent of adults in England claim to visit the outdoors at least once a week. With a total of 2.93 billion visits between March 2013 and February 2014.

The only way is up

Visits have increased significantly since the first year of the survey in 2009, when around half of people claimed to visit the outdoors at least once a week – the increase is most marked in towns and cities. There was also a more than 10 per cent increase in the number of people…

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