Local Nature Partnership

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership (LNP) is a Partnership of those who are working to maintain the special and unique environment of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The LNP considers the environment in its broadest sense and draws expertise from a wide range of sectors, including the environment, health and wellbeing, education, and the economy.  The Partnership has already forged strong links with the economic sector, via the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnerships (CISLEP) and the two Health and Wellbeing Boards in the area.

The ambition of the Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership is to be the natural capital of the British Isles and for everyone in the region to be involved in that. We see exciting opportunities to positively manage our world class environment to secure a brighter and better future for everyone in our society. We intend Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to be leaders in integrating environmental, social and economic approaches and will work with the Local Enterprise Partnership , the Health and Wellbeing Boards and Councils of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and other partners to realise the opportunities we see and to embed this joined-up approach.

Our Principles

  • To facilitate agreement on the optimum use of environmental assets to realise their local, national and global potential
  • To build environmental skills, knowledge and understanding to increase the value of the environment in local communities and the economy
  • To connect people, processes and communications to improve decision making, efficacy and behaviours with respect to the environment
  • To grow the natural environment responsibly as a key economic asset, boosting biodiversity and increasing ecosystem goods and services

LNP will work to address the following Challenges:

  1. Reverse population declines in particular species
  2. Improve biodiversity of agricultural land
  3. Champion sustainable water management
  4. Expand and improve protected area network
  5. Value our heritage while addressing legacy environmental risks
  6. Reduce local sources of marine & coastal plastic pollution
  7. Ensure sustainable exploitation of marine & coastal resources
  8. Ensure built infrastructure delivers environmental net gain
  9. Enable & champion local ownership and demand management of energy
  10. Encourage pro-environmental transport modal shifts

For more informaiton about the Loca Nature Partnership

email: cioslnp@cornwall.gov.uk

www.cornwall.gov.uk/naturepartnership

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