Johnson’s new biodiversity target: 8 things you need to know

The prime minister has announced with great fanfare that he intends to protect 30% of the UK’s land by 2030, alongside 30 other countries pledging to do the same. But how meaningful is the target and how likely is it that the goal will be achieved? ENDS takes a look at the government’s track record on nature.

by Rachel Salvidge
Critics say national parks do not protect biodiversity. Photograph: David Conniss/Getty Images
Critics say national parks do not protect biodiversity. Photograph: David Conniss/Getty Images

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