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Social research evidence review to inform natural environment policy - NE0109

The aim of the review is to ensure that key social research findings from a broad evidence base are accessible to natural environment policy and decision makers in Defra’s Environment and Rural Group (ERG). In Stage 1 of the project, overviews of social research evidence were provided for the following natural environment policy areas: wildlife and biodiversity; ecosystem approach; land management and soil; flood risk management; water quality and availability; people and landscapes; rural affairs; and marine and fisheries.

In Stage 2, three in-depth evidence reviews were conducted:

1. Public perceptions of landscapes and ecosystems in the UK
2. Interventions in managing natural environment conflicts: what works, in what contexts and why?
3. The Big Society concept in a natural environment setting
Project Documents
• EVID4 - Final project report : NE0109 SID 5   (489k)
• FRP - Final Report : Big Society review   (832k)
• FRP - Final Report : Conflict management review   (603k)
• FRP - Final Report : Public perceptions review   (721k)
• FRP - Final Report : Social research evidence review - Main report   (1004k)
• ANX - Annex : Social research evidence review - Main report annex   (844k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2009

To: 2010

Cost: £130,391
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Policy Studies Institute
Natural Environment              
Social Research