'Lost decade for nature': UK accused of missing majority of UN biodiversity targets

Cecilia Keating
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Conversation charity has called on UK government to enact legally binding targets for biodiversity, warning that the UK’s current performance on protecting loss of wildlife is even worse than government’s already-poor self-assessment

Conservation charity RSPB has warned that the UK has failed to meet the overwhelming majority of international biodiversity targets agreed on 10 years ago in a fresh analysis published ahead of a major...

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