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NAM invites survey participation

Carolyn Jewell

Nature After Minerals seeks views to help inform the organization’s priorities and direction in the future

AS it approaches its seventh anniversary, Nature After Minerals (NAM) has decided to take stock of its role in working to maximize biodiversity delivery through minerals restoration, to ensure it is in the best place to meet the task going forward.

The programme is, therefore, inviting all stakeholders from in and around the minerals industry to take part in a review of its activities via an online survey.


NAM – the partnership programme between the RSPB and Natural England – has worked with all interested parties (operators, minerals planners, statutory bodies, local communities and other environmental NGOs), in some form or other, since 2007.

In that time, the programme has witnessed the needs of biodiversity and the natural environment starting to move up the agenda within the minerals industry, which has the potential to make a significant contribution to biodiversity targets and help reverse the declines in species and habitat diversity.

The programme welcomes the strides that have been made to date but says there is still a lot more to be done. Therefore, the Nature After Minerals team wants to be sure it is equipped and focused on the right priorities, in order to support and be of assistance to all stakeholders, to help get the job done.

Commenting on the launch of the online review survey, Carolyn Jewell (pictured), Nature After Minerals programme manager, said: ‘Having established good working relations with stakeholders right across the minerals sector, we would be interested to hear their views of the Nature After Minerals programme and its activities, and would very much welcome receiving feedback from them.

‘We feel it is essential to listen to and take account of the views of the main players involved and with an interest in minerals restoration, so they can help inform our priorities and direction in the future, as we work to support them.’

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