Nature is on red alert, biodiversity is in decline and we must act now and collectively to reverse this trend!
- In 2016 a biodiversity stocktake revealed a decline in 56% of study species.
- 1 in 10 of these species are at risk of becoming extinct.
- Worldwide, biodiversity is dropping below safe levels to support the wellbeing of human societies.
- Plants and animals are becoming extinct at an alarming rate – much faster than previous mass extinctions that were due to natural causes.
- Across the world vertebrate numbers have fallen 50% in the last 40 years.
- UK is in a state of deforestation.
- 1,000 miles of managed hedgerow between 1984 and 2007 in Britain were lost and this loss continues
- This is affecting the ecosystem functions of habitats.
- Only 40 years of fertile crop growing left in UK soils.
Help reverse biodiversity decline and support Environmental Growth by referring to the Nature Partnership’s Vision for Environmental Growth in your plans, proposals and bids. In the resources section of this website you can acces the Vision for Growth document and Elected Members Guide, please feel free to use the contents of these docuements to support your plans and delivery.
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