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A recent survey by Natural England has shown that 90% of people are worried about damage to nature. The annual Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment survey also found that 62% of people are specifically concerned about the loss of biodiversity. 

Moreover, the survey -first commissioned in 2009- reveals that although people are spending more time outdoors than ever before, there is still inequality in access, as people living in deprived areas spend less time outside.

Interim Chief Executive of Natural England, Marian Spain, says: "The overwhelming evidence…makes clear the priority the public give to investing in nature’s recovery.Wildlife and greenspaces are hugely important for people, providing them with places to exercise, socialise, learn and experience the wonder of the natural world.This research also underlines how important it is that we create new opportunities for people to connect with nature wherever they live and whatever their age".