New joint-agency publication: Why society needs nature

This newly published report from a collaboration between the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, NatureScot, Natural England and Forest Research collates the findings of their research investigating how people visited nature and their experiences of it during the Covid-19 restrictions of 2020. It highlights data across several important themes: the number and frequency of outdoor visits; reasons for not visiting and barriers; places visited and activities undertaken; benefits of nature and the outdoors; issues and problems caused by visits to the outdoors.