Why has this Regulation been brought in?
According to information on the Royal Society website, between 1990 and 2020 around 420 million hectares of forest, mainly tropical forest, has been lost and a further 10 million hectares, an area equivalent to Scotland and Wales combined, is lost every year. A recent report indicated that one million species could be threatened with extinction. Since 1500, 1.6% of birds, 1.9% of mammals and 2.2% of amphibians have been recorded as extinct.
As individuals we can all do something to reduce our impact on Climate Change and to improve Biodiversity Net Gain. We can consider our impact through what we eat, what we buy and where we buy it from. We can reduce our waste, improve the level of recycling, and look to repair and re-use clothing and goods when we can.
We can plant flowing plants in our gardens, use window boxes in urban areas and create borders of plants around the edges of our lawns.
There’s a lot of information on the Royal Society web site www.royalsociety.org, Natural England web site Biodiversity net gain: where to start – Natural England (blog.gov.uk)
What do you need to do?
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