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England | Review of NPs and other PAs says they fall short on nature protection, visitor diversity

National parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty have not done enough to protect nature or welcome diverse visitors, and extra government funding must help drive radical change, according to a review.


The independent review, commissioned by the former environment secretary Michael Gove, praises the work of England’s 44 “national landscapes”, including the Lake District and Dartmoor, but calls for a new focus to stop declines in nature and welcome working-class and black and minority ethnic visitors.



https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/21/englands-national-parks-must-do-more-to-protect-nature

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