The Rural Economy & Land Use, made up of researchers from bodies such as the Biological Sciences Research Council, published their report Shaping the Nature of England recently.
They suggested a charter could lay down the rights, responsibilities and expectations of land managers and secure these goals through law, self-regulation and incentives.
Director Professor Philip Lowe said: "Collaboration among landowners and stakeholders can help get the best value from land by promoting an integrated approach. A charter would clarify the framework that we need to support this."
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