On 28 September, the Government has announced a commitment to protect 30% of UK land for biodiversity and wildlife.
Here's our response to the Government announcement:
The headline commitment from the Prime Minister to protect 30% of the UK’s land for biodiversity by 2030 is very welcome – it’s a good start. But the Government seems to think there is more land currently protected for nature than is actually the case. Our National Parks and AONBs are landscape not wildlife designations, and many of these places are severely depleted of wildlife because of overgrazing, poor management or intensive agricultural practices. Our Sites of Special Scientific Interest are supposed to be protected for nature but even around half of these are in a poor state and suffering wildlife declines.