Boris Johnson will today (Sept 28) announce his plans to protect 30% of land across the UK.
The Government intends to protect a further 4% of land, equal to 400,000 hectares, by 2030.
Boris Johnson is expected to sign the Leaders Pledge for Nature at a virtual United Nations event.
The pledge comes a move to protect wildlife that has seen a 68% decrease worldwide since 1970.
Addressing the virtual signing ceremony today, the Prime Minister will say:
“We must turn these words into action and use them to build momentum, to agree ambitious goals and binding targets.
“We must act now – right now. We cannot afford dither and delay because biodiversity loss is happening today and it is happening at a frightening rate. Left unchecked, the consequences will be catastrophic for us all.
“Extinction is forever – so our action must be immediate.”