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Protected Areas

Inquiry

  • The Committee is conducting a short inquiry into protected areas. This is likely to explore the current state of protected areas in England, how effective the various designations are at helping to protect nature, and the pros and cons of the Government's proposed reforms.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Wednesday 29 March 2023.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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2nd Report - An extraordinary challenge: Restoring 30 per cent of our land and sea by 2030
Inquiry Protected Areas
HL Paper 234
Report
Response to this report
Government response to the Environment and Climate Change Committee report 'An extraordinary challenge: Restoring 30 per cent of our land and sea by 2030'
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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22 March 2023
Inquiry Protected Areas
Witnesses Professor Baroness Willis of Summertown CBE (Professor of Biodiversity at University of Oxford)
Oral Evidence
3 May 2023
Inquiry Protected Areas
Witnesses Trudy Harrison MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Natural Environment and Land Use) at Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs), and Edward Barker (Director, Natural Environment, Trees & Landscapes at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
Oral Evidence
22 March 2023
Inquiry Protected Areas
Witnesses Ben McCarthy (Head of Nature Conservation & Restoration Ecology at The National Trust), Jenny Hawley (Policy Manager at Plantlife), Andrea Meanwell (upland farmer at the Howgills), Rupert Hanbury-Tenison (Landowner at Bodmin Moor), and Professor Mark Kibblewhite
Oral Evidence
JNCC (PAE0029)
JNCC (PAE0028)
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (PAE0027)

Contact us

  • Email: hlenviroclimate@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 6798 (committee staff) | 0207 219 8550 (Press Officer)
  • Address: Environment and Climate Change Committee, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW