PM pledges extra 4% of England’s land to be protected by 2030

The prime minister Boris Johnson has promised by 2030 to formally designate 4% of new land in England for nature’s recovery, bringing the total amount of protected land in the UK up to 30%, although environmentalists have warned that its figures are shaky at best.

by James Agyepong-Parsons
'Extinction is forever – so our action must be immediate': Boris Johnson at the UN’s Leaders Pledge for Nature event. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images
'Extinction is forever – so our action must be immediate': Boris Johnson at the UN’s Leaders Pledge for Nature event. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

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