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Environmental charities call for new era for nature

ENVIRONMENTAL charities have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling for a “new era for nature.”

The call from 27 charities follows publication of a United Nations report on Tuesday stating that the international community and UK governments have failed to halt environmental decline.

The charities are also writing to the governments of Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, urging the UK to lead the charge for new targets and concerted global action to reverse the nature crisis.

Wildlife and Countryside Link chief executive Richard Benwell said: “Unless we turn things around, we face economic and environmental catastrophe. 

“We are calling on the Prime Minister to help start a new era for wildlife, fighting for a strong global target and worldwide action, matched with a clear legal commitment, increased investment and ambitious programmes to restore nature at home.”

RSPB chief executive Beccy Speight said: “Empty promises are not enough to revive our world.”

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