A well-designed network of places for nature which links ups green spaces and protected areas in our towns, cities and countryside would have positive benefits for both people and our wildlife.
Research across the globe shows that a healthy, wildlife-rich natural world is essential for our wellbeing and prosperity. But wildlife has been getting less and less common, on land and at sea, for decades. Wild places are more scarce, smaller and more isolated. There is also less nature and greenery in the places where we live and work. And not everyone has equal access to nature or the health benefits that research shows this brings.