Conservation and sustainability
Image: Iain H Leach, Butterfly Conservation
Working side-by-side, over 50 wildlife organisations have compiled a stock take of all our native wildlife.
The report reveals that 56 per cent of the species studied have declined over recent decades. More than one in ten of all the species assessed are under threat of disappearing from our shores altogether.
However, the report illustrates that targeted conservation has produced inspiring success stories and, with sufficient determination, resources and public support, we can turn the fortunes of our wildlife around.
This report builds on the previous State of Nature report to further highlight the need for conservation projects across the UK, UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies.
Leading professionals from 53 wildlife organisations have pooled expertise and knowledge to present the clearest picture to date of the status of our native species across land and sea. The report reveals that over half (56%) of UK species assessed have declined since 1970, while more than one in ten (1,199 species) of the nearly 8000 species assessed in the UK are under threat of disappearing from our shores altogether.
Following on from the groundbreaking State of Nature report in 2013, the State of Nature report 2016 includes;
Principal Conservation Scientist
Head of Species Monitoring and Research
A Focus On Nature, A Rocha, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Association of Local Environmental Records Centres, Ballinderry Rivers Trust, Bat Conservation Ireland, Bat Conservation Trust, Biodiversity Ireland, Biological Records Centre, Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland, British Bryological Society, British Dragonfly Society, British Lichen Society, British Pteridological Society, British Trust for Ornithology, Buglife, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Butterfly Conservation, Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Centre for Environmental Data and Recording, Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Earthwatch, Freshwater Habitats Trust, Friends of the Earth, Froglife, Fungus Conservation Trust, iSpot, Jersey Government Department of the Environment, John Muir Trust, Mammal Society, Local Records Centres Wales, Manx BirdLife, Marine Biological Association, MARINELife, Marine Conservation Society, Marine Ecosystems Research Programme, National Biodiversity Data Centre, National Biodiversity Network, National Forum for Biological Recording, National Trust, National Trust for Scotland, Natural History Museum, Northern Ireland Bat Group, Northern Ireland Marine Task Force, ORCA, People’s Trust for Endangered Species, Plantlife, PREDICTS, Rothamsted Research, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Scottish Badgers, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Shark Trust, States of Guernsey, Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science, Ulster Wildlife, University of Sheffield, Vincent Wildlife Trust, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Wildlife Trusts, Woodland Trust, WWF, Zoological Society of London.
The State of Nature in the UK and its Overseas Territories.
Authors: State of Nature partnership
The State of Nature in England.
The State of Nature in Scotland.
The State of Nature in Wales.
The State of Nature in Northern Ireland.
State of Nature 2016 supplementary material
This document presents tables of the results referred to in the report in an easy to access format. All data presented here feature in the report in the text or graphics.
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