Boris Johnson urges Brits to act now to avoid ‘CATASTROPHIC’ dangers in ...

BORIS JOHNSON has set up plans to protect an area the size of the Lake District to improve the UK's natural environment.

PUBLISHED: 00:25, Mon, Sep 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 00:25, Mon, Sep 28, 2020

The Prime Minister is set to urge Britain that action is needed immediately to save wildlife and habitats. He will warn that the county’s natural environment is disappearing at a “frightening rate”.

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Mr Johnson will make his pledge during a virtual event held by the United Nations.

He is promising to pledge an extra 400,000 hectares of land in the next decade.

The Prime Ministers plans will increase the amount of protected land in England from 26 percent to 30 percent by 2030 which includes national parks and areas of outstanding .

Mr Johnson will say: “We cannot afford dither and delay because biodiversity loss is happening today.

Boris Johnson stood outside in green spaceBoris Johnson has set up plans to protect an area the size of the Lake District (Image: getty)

Lake District view of hillsBoris Johnson’s plans protect land the size of the Lake District and South Downs National Parks (Image: getty)

“Left unchecked, the consequences will be catastrophic for us all.

“Extinction so out action must be immediate.”

The additional 400,000 hectares of land is the equivalent size of the Lake District and South Downs National Parks combined.

Mr Johnson is set to add: “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.”

READ MORE: David Attenborough warns of 'frightening future'

Boris Johnson in a field in ScotlandBoris Johnson is set to urge Britain that action is needed immediately to save wildlife and habitats (Image: getty)

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