Latest State of Nature report highlights wildlife is in trouble, with half of our native species in decline, with 15% facing extinction. Wildlife has never needed us more than it does today. Say YES to wildlife!
It's not too late to save UK nature but we must act now - that is the conclusion from a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife and research organisations behind the State of Nature 2016 report.
Following on from the groundbreaking State of Nature report in 2013, leading professionals from 53 wildlife organisations have pooled expertise and knowledge to present the clearest picture to date of the status of our native species across land and sea.
The report reveals that over half (56%) of UK species studied have declined since 1970, while 15% (1,199 of the nearly 8,000 species assessed in the UK) are under threat of disappearing from our shores altogether.
But it's not all doom and gloom in the UK. Some species are actually doing well.
Wildlife in Avon
In Avon, landscapes are being restored, special places defended, and struggling species saved and brought back through our conservation work.
In response to the report and Ellie Harrison’s call for support, we are launching the ‘Say YES to Wildlife’ campaign to involve more local people in helping our precious wildlife.
If you are already a member
Say YES to Wildlife by sharing Ellie's video above and posting a message of support on social media using the hashtag #yestowildlife. You can also make a donation to the Say YES to Wildlife appeal.
If you are not a member
Say YES to Wildlife by supporting Avon Wildlife Trust’s work near you. Join us today from as little as £2.50 a month.
You can also make a donation to the Say YES to Wildlife appeal.
Together we can turn around the fortunes of Avon's wildlife.
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