Our purpose is "to secure a healthy environment in which we and future generations can prosper."
This is why we're here. Defra helps people adapt to the changes involved in building a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy. We deal with environmental risks and work towards securing a sustainable society and a healthy environment.
Our priorities -we focus on achieving these through everything we do - are to:
Secure a healthy natural environment for us all and deal with environmental risks
Promote a sustainable, low-carbon and resource-efficient economy
Ensure a thriving farming sector and a sustainable, healthy and secure food supply
We lead for Government on the Public Service Agreement (PSA) on the natural environment.
Illegal salmon nets seized in Donegal United Kingdom
Inland Fisheries Ireland has seized 26 untagged salmon in the Glenties area in Donegal and 1100 yards of illegal salmon drift nets off Inishbeg Island.