Three nature recovery projects are set to receive more than £11 million from Natural England to boost biodiversity and tackle climate change.
The projects focus on protecting species’ habitats and rejuvenating these areas, in the Northeast, Cumbria and South Yorkshire.
River, coastal and moorland restoration will be the focus of the investment to save critically endangered species.
Tony Juniper, Natural England Chair, said: “These new nature recovery projects are among a series of initiatives through which Natural England is taking the lead in tackling the biodiversity crisis and climate change challenge.
“I’m hopeful that [they] will inspire more action across the country, enabling more people to enjoy wildlife-rich natural landscapes into the future.”