The intention of Boris Johnson and other UN leaders to reverse biodiversity loss should be lauded, but designation alone is not the answer (Boris Johnson commits to 'restoring to nature' 30 per cent of Britain by 2030, 28 September). Rather than protecting an additional 4% of England’s landscape, the real opportunity is to engage the farmers and land managers responsible for nearly three-quarters of our country. Their individual, incremental successes can achieve much more than a quota dictated by Whitehall. A more positive approach to conservation across the entire nation can deliver the biodiversity gains we all want to see.
Press & Publications Manager, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust
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