In each case, the authors have been asked to describe the pressures on nature, the state of nature as a consequence and the responses that have been made to these drivers of change.

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Sheep grazing in rolling countryside

Agricultural management

Rory Harding, Kent Wildlife Trust, and
Dan Tuson, Natural England.

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Flooding in fields

Climate change

Lucy Breeze, Kent County Council.

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Views over marshland and reedbeds towards nearby farms,

Hydrological change

Hannah Reid, Kent Wildlife Trust.

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European wigeon Anas penelope flock in flight over Elmley Marshes RSPB Reserve


Nicky Britton-Williams, Kent Wildlife Trust.

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Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas

Invasive non-native species, pathogens and pests

Andrea Griffiths, Medway Valley Countryside Partnership.

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View over frost covered Elmley Marshes towards cooling towers of nearby industrial site.


Air pollution: Stephen Peckham, University of Kent. Water pollution: Philippa Taylor, Environment Agency.

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Highland Cattle Bos taurus at The Larches nature reserve

Habitat management

Woodland: Matt Hayes, Kent Wildlife Trust. Lowland Calcareous Grassland: Alison Ruyter, Kent Wildlife Trust. Coastal and Floodplain Grazing Marsh: Alan Johnson, RSPB. Coastal Habitats: Stephen Weeks, Kent Wildlife Trust.

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Crab fishing in Whitstable


Compiled by Chris Drake,
Kent County Council, including content from Willie McKnight, Kathryn Collins and Ian Humpheryes.

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Vegetation monitoring

Wildlife recording

Tony Witts, Kent & Medway Biological Records Centre.

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Great Crested Newt Triturus cristatus

District level licensing

Great Crested Newt: Nicky Britton-Williams, Kent Wildlife Trust.

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Family enjoying the Bluebells

People engagement in conservation

Keeley Atkinson, Lee Mason-Baldwin and Amy Fitzmaurice, Kent Wildlife Trust

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Children looking over a barrier

Public health

Introduction from Maya Butler at Natural England and content from Isabel Shaw, Rufus Howard and Julia Baker.

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