'Do not delay': Office for Environment Protection issues stark warning over state of UK nature

Cecilia Keating
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Migratory birds fly over birch trees | Credit: iStock
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Migratory birds fly over birch trees | Credit: iStock

Environmental laws and government strategy and policy have 'not yet proved successful' in slowing down, halting or reversing biodiversity decline, new regulatory body warns

The recently launched Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has called on the government to introduce a "clear and ambitious vision" for the UK's environment, warning the current policy regime has...

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