14 September 2016 marks the publication date of the State of Nature Report. Working together, over 50 different organisations have contributed to the analysis of the current state of affairs in UK wildlife. Unfortunately the report reveals some worrying statistics: approximately 56 per cent of the species studied have declined over recent decades and more than one in ten of all the species assessed are under threat of disappearing altogether.
Luckily it’s not just bad news. The report also provides examples of successes in targeted conservation, proving that all is not yet lost. This goes to show that any and every initiative for the Let It Grow campaign is welcome and can make a difference. A fantastic overview of the State of Nature results can be found here.