Call for evidence on protected nature sites laws in England and Northern Ireland

The OEP has launched a call for evidence seeking evidence and views to inform our review of protected nature sites laws in England and Northern Ireland (via the Office for Environmental Protection)

Protected sites are important for recovering nature and helping the UK meet its domestic and international environmental commitments. For example, the new global biodiversity target to effectively conserve and manage 30% of land and sea. However, recent decades have seen little progress in expanding the protected site network on land and freshwater or improving its condition. This is despite commitments from the UK and Northern Ireland Governments to improve protected sites for nature.

The OEP aim to review this area of law in detail to get to the root of how it is being implemented, its effectiveness and, if appropriate, to recommend improvements. We aim to establish the extent to which these relevant laws are working well and achieving their objectives, and the areas where improvements are needed.

For further information on the call for evidence please click here: Protected Sites Call for Evidence

Please submit evidence by Friday 21 April 2023 to:

Please share this call for evidence with anyone who you think may be interested.

Look out for the call for evidence posts on the OEP Twitter account @OfficeforEP and OEP LinkedIn account.

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