Abundance of Wildlife Species: Legislative Proposals

Part of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons on 22nd July 2021.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Minister (Transport)

The UK is among the most nature-depleted countries; half our wildlife has decreased since 1970 and one in seven species is now at risk of extinction. Given a decade of huge cuts, all the rhetoric and the modest uplift in Natural England funding cannot hide the fact that the Government have consistently missed United Nations biodiversity targets. Minister, in order to show leadership and set an example to the rest of the world, should a natural target not be set now, rather than wait, so that we can stop and reverse the decline of nature by 2030?