Government to amend Environment Bill to include binding species target

Environment secretary George Eustice is to announce an amendment to the Environment Bill which will set a legally binding species target for 2030 as part of a number of initiatives to be announced today aimed at “building back greener from the pandemic”, including a ban on peat sales.

by Conor McGlone
Environmental groups have long been calling for a legally binding target to protect species such as turtle doves. Photograph: David López/EyeEm/Getty Images
Environmental groups have long been calling for a legally binding target to protect species such as turtle doves. Photograph: David López/EyeEm/Getty Images

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