Response to the Glover review

Press release
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Published : 24 Jun 2021

See our response to the Glover review on Improving Protected landscapes.

Rosie Hails, Director of Science and Nature at the National Trust said: "The pandemic constantly reminded us how important natural places and landscapes are to people’s lives, but also how unequal access to these precious places is for some communities. At a time when nature continues to decline, habitats are lost or degraded and as climate change ratchets up the pressures, England’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) have huge potential to improve biodiversity, bring forward nature-based solutions to climate change and grow people’s connections with nature. We welcome the recognition of this in the Government’s preliminary response to the Glover Review.

"The funding that Government has committed will help make the most of these designated landscapes for local communities and for wildlife, and contribute towards our national targets for climate change and biodiversity. However strengthened purposes and powers for these landscapes are urgently needed if the Government is to deliver on its promises to halt the decline of species, and effectively protect 30% of land for nature by 2030."