Tuesday 18 January 2022

Government to boost nature recovery and protect landscapes

Government to boost nature recovery and protect landscapes

The government has announced new plans to boost nature recovery and protect landscapes and national parks across the UK.

A ‘Landscapes Review’ from Julian Glover has led to the government taking action; suggesting protection measures for national parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) are not up to scratch.

Local leadership will be supported by the government to protect their natural areas, as well as more campaigns to help bring communities closer to the environment.

Nature-based solutions to stopping biodiversity loss and mitigate climate change will be discussed during a 12-week consultation.

The government is hopeful the new measures will boost net zero aims for 2050, as well as the pledge made in the 25 Year Environment Plan to protect 30% of UK land by 2030.

Julian Glover commented: “It won’t be enough just to try to conserve what we have inherited - we can change the story from decline to recovery, to make them greener, more welcoming and full of hope. The review I led showed what needs to be done and I’m pleased the government has agreed to act.”

Environment Secretary George Eustice said: “The comprehensive set of measures set out today represents a new chapter in the story of our protected landscapes and we have worked closely with stakeholders to carefully form our response.

“These reforms will play a pivotal role in meeting our international commitment to protect 30% of land for biodiversity by 2030 as we build back greener.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

Trending Articles