UK Government Launches New Measures to Halt and Reverse Nature’s Decline

UK government launches new measures to halt and reverse nature’s decline.

Puffins and porpoises are just two of the species set to benefit from new measures set out by the Government on 31 January to boost nature recovery on land and at sea.

The new plans – announced one year on from the launch of the Environmental Improvement Plan – will see a permanent closure of the sandeel fisheries in English waters of the North Sea from April, further targeted restrictions on damaging bottom trawling and a new framework for national parks and protected areas to help them better deliver for nature.

Important pink sea fans, fragile sponges and anemones will also be further boosted with a targeted ban announced on bottom trawling in an additional 13 Marine Protected Areas.

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