Game birds—pheasants, partridges, and red grouse—are protected.
England's land area is 50,319 square miles (130,325 square kilometers), or slightly smaller than Louisiana in the United States.
It has met Kyoto Protocol target of a 12.5 percent reduction from 1990] levels and intends to meet the legally binding target of a 20 percent cut in emissions by 2010.
The government aims to reduce the amount of industrial and commercial waste disposed of in landfill sites to 85 percent of 1998 levels and to recycle or compost at least 25 percent of household waste, increasing to 33 percent by 2015.
Birmingham is the second largest, both in terms of the city itself and its urban conurbation.
A number of other cities, mainly in central and northern England, are of substantial size and influence.