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In 1988 the Nature Conservancy Council (a predecessor of Natural England) and ICI laid the foundations for the formation of a unique partnership to address the challenge of balancing the needs of industry and nature conservation on a heavily industrialised Teesside.

INCA was born on Teesside in 1989 led by ICI and supported by local authorities, the CBI and other industrial partners. Still flourishing, INCA has demonstrated the benefit of having an independent organisation facilitating the integration of business development and nature conservation.

Since its inception INCA’s significant achievements include:

  • Creation of 1ha of wildflower meadow at Lucite
  • Creation of small area of brownfield invertebrate habitat at Venator
  • Monitoring the Teesmouth seal population for over 30 years
  • Successful reintroduction of a nationally scarce butterfly, the Small Blue, to north-east England at a member site in the Tees estuary.
  • Co-ordinating many projects and plans (including a pivotal role in implementing the revised boundaries of the Special Protection Area in the Tees Estuary)
  • Producing State of the Natural Environment of the Tees Estuary reports

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