State of Nature 2016
On Wednesday 14 September 2016, the State of Nature 2016 UK report was launched by Sir David Attenborough and UK conservation and research organisations at the Royal Society in London.
With 15% of our native species under threat of extinction, and 53% in decline, turning the tide of wildlife attrition will be a long and challenging task. Sir David Attenborough said: “The natural world is in serious trouble and it needs our help as never before".
The widespread decline of nature in the UK remains a serious problem to this day. For the first time scientists have uncovered how wildlife has fared in recent years. Half of UK species studied have declined and there is little evidence to suggest that the rate of loss is slowing down. However, there are many inspiring examples of conservation action that is helping to turn the tide. If you would like to read the full copy and find out how you can help, click the State of Nature report 2016.