Biodiversity:Written question - 225567

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Asked by Helen Hayes
(Dulwich and West Norwood)
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Asked on: 25 February 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Biodiversity
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2019 to Question 216362 on Biodiversity, how much funding his Department has allocated to each organisation in relation to reducing biodiversity loss in each year since 2014.
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Answered by: Dr Thérèse Coffey
Answered on: 28 February 2019

The Department does not allocate funding specifically for reducing biodiversity loss. Funding is allocated to Defra non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) and executive agencies in order to support their functions including biodiversity conservation. It is for those bodies to allocate resources to programmes aimed at tackling biodiversity loss.

Funding allocated to NDPBs and executive agencies is only a small proportion of the Government funding for biodiversity. For example, funding for agri-environment and forestry agreements, and for marine biodiversity also address biodiversity conservation.

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