Defra publishes 2018 natural environment indicators report

DEFRA has published its 2018 report on natural environment indicators in England. This includes data on water quality as well as many other green measures including species health, marine ecosystem integrity, land use and ecosystem services.

DEFRA reports on England Natural Environment Indicators (ENEI) annually under a commitment that was part of the 2011 Natural Environment White Paper. The purpose was to track progress against the broad ambitions of the White Paper, to communicate this progress to stakeholders and interested users and to provide a robust evidence base on which to base future policy interventions.

The 2018 report is, however, likely to be the last as after that, new reporting against the 25 Year Environment Plan will supersede the ENEI publications.