Going, going, gone: UK wildlife population suffering 'worrying declines'

BusinessGreen staff
clock
Britain's wildlife is under serious threat | Credit: David Woodfall / RSPB
Image:

Britain's wildlife is under serious threat | Credit: David Woodfall / RSPB

Coalition of wildlife charities concludes key biodiversity metrics are down 13 per cent since the 1970s, with some wildlife populations losing up to a quarter of their number

There has been an unrelenting decline in wildlife populations, with conservationists now declaring UK nature is in "crisis". That is the conclusion of the latest State of Nature report released today...

To continue reading this article...

Join BusinessGreen

  • Enjoy exclusive news, insights and analysis from Europe’s leading source of information on the green economy and business.
  • Make smart, responsible business decisions with an eye on the latest regulatory and tech developments
  • Stay in the know with our overnight briefing, expertly curated help you run a competitive and sustainable business
  • Tap into our extensive archive of exclusive articles, news, analysis and guides
  • Choose from 3 paid membership levels or start a 7-day no strings trial

Join nowTry 7 day trial

 

Already a BusinessGreen member?

Login

More on Biodiversity

Credit: iStock

'Unambitious': Green watchdog urges Defra to set stronger wildlife and air quality targets

OEP warns several legally-binding nature restoration goals proposed by government 'lack sufficient urgency'

Michael Holder
clock 05 July 2022 • 4 min read
Trees are the answer, but carbon isn't the question

Trees are the answer, but carbon isn't the question

Industry Voice: Rebekah Braswell, co-CEO at Land Life, explains why patience is fundamental in nature restoration and reforestation

Rebekah Braswell, Land Life
clock 05 July 2022 • 3 min read
'Five times the size of London each year': BNP Paribas tots up the biodiversity footprint of its investments

'Five times the size of London each year': BNP Paribas tots up the biodiversity footprint of its investments

Banking giant takes a stab at caclulating biodiversity impacts of its financing activities for first time, as it looks to meet requirements of new French nature reporting law

Cecilia Keating
clock 05 July 2022 • 3 min read