Marian Spain, Chief Executive of Natural England
Marian Spain, Chief Executive of Natural England, added: “Natural England is proud to be a part of the RaNTrans project, working with organisations on both sides of the channel to remove the damaging algae that grows as a result of pollution of these delicate marine ecosystems.
“Restoring nature and harnessing its power as the solution to the urgent problems we face is absolutely vital if we are to tackle climate change, biodiversity decline and water pollution.
“No one organisation, or country, can do what’s necessary on its own, but each can bring its own specialist expertise, experience and evidence to the partnership and start to turn targets and ambitions into practical action on ground.”
The three-year project, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg France (Channel Manche) England Programme, is halfway through and will finish in June 2023.