The State of Nature 2023 report shows that wildlife decline continues at an alarming rate in the UK. The report collates data from wildlife and reporting schemes to paint a comprehensive picture of biodiversity loss. The report finds a 19% average decline in UK species and one in six species at risk of extinction. The main causes are all attributable to human behaviour, including farming and fishing, decline in habitats, and climate change.

Key highlights

  • Across the UK species studied have declined on average by 19% since 1970
  • Nearly one in six species are threatened with extinction from Great Britain
  • 151 of 10,008 species assessed have already become extinct since 1500
  • In Northern Ireland, 12% of assessed species were at risk of extinction

Link to the full report

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