The RSPB has launched a campaign to try and restore an environmental equilibrium after a United Nations report has revealed the international community is failing to meet environmental targets.

The charity is calling for changes to policies that could harm the environment such as an immediate end to burning in the uplands and for peatlands to be restored. They say this will ensure the peatlands remain wet and resilient to a changing climate and allowing special species to thrive.

They say data shows that populations are plummeting for threatened species such as the redshank.

The RSPB analysis has revealed that the UK may have met as few as just three of the 20 international targets it agreed to a decade ago.

Beccy Speight, chief executive at the RSPB said: “Even the Government’s optimistic assessment should act as a wake-up call that words alone will not revive our world or tackle the twin crises facing nature and climate."

The RSPB is asking Cumbrian residents to join it’s newly launched Revive Our World campaign, which pushes for legally binding targets to restore nature by 2030.

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