The government has launched five nature recovery projects to increase public involvement in nature and protect biodiversity.
Spanning across 100,000 hectares of land, the projects will be based in the Peak District, Somerset, the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.
Habitats will be restored and accessibility for species to move and migrate across the countryside will be improved, with stepping stones installed.
Natural solutions to cut carbon and mitigate flooding will be implemented, with all five projects looking to deliver the government’s aim of protecting 30% of land and sea by 2030.
Up to £2.4 million is being provided by Defra and Natural England to finance these changes.
Environment Minister Rebecca Pow said: “[These projects] will significantly contribute to achieving our target to halt the decline in species abundance by 2030 and our commitment to protect 30% of our land by 2030, enabling us to leave the environment in a better state than we found it.”