Tuesday, 29 October 2019

State of Nature Report 2019


State of Nature report 2019: loss of nature since 1970

  • 15 per cent of species under threat of extinction and 2 per cent of species have already gone for good
  • Average abundance of wildlife has fallen by 13 per cent with the steepest losses in the last ten years 
  • 41 per cent of UK species studied have fallen and 133 species have already been lost from our shores 
  • Butterflies and moths, down 17 per cent and 25 per cent respectively. Numbers of high brown fritillary and grayling butterflies, have fallen by more than three quarters 
  • The average amount of mammals has fallen by 26 per cent and the wild cat and greater mouse-eared bat are almost extinct

No comments: