Wednesday 14 August 2013

The State of Nature Report

The State of Nature report, compiled by 25 wildlife organisations - from the RSPB to the British Lichen Society suggests 60% of animal and plant species studied in the UK have declined in the past 50 years. Hedgehogs have declined by around a third since the millennium The small tortoiseshell butterfly has declined in abundance by 77% in the last ten years Corn cleavers, a flower found in arable fields, has undergone one of the most dramatic declines of any plant species and now only survives at the Rothamsted research station.

You can read the report and see what Sir David Attenborough has to say about it at The RSPB Website