Government report shows the UK is set to miss biodiversity goals. How can we turn this around?

While eyes turn inwards to the focal point of Westminster this week, the Government dispatched a (metaphorical) passenger pigeon to the United Nations carrying its report on its progress against international wildlife (biodiversity) targets. Like the ill-fated passenger pigeon (which, at the hand of hunting, went from the world’s most numerous bird to globally extinct…

We need to talk about Nitrogen

Nitrogen in the air is one of the greatest threats to our wild plants, lichens and fungi, yet few people have even heard about it.  Plantlife’s new report, We need to talk about Nitrogen, is released today and raises the alarm about its devastating impacts. Plantlife’s new report has initiated the long overdue conversation about…

Future of the natural environment after the EU referendum – today’s EAC report

Today’s Environmental Audit Committee’s report on the future of the natural environment after the European Union referendum is a welcome addition to the debate on post-Brexit land policy. The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee today released its report following its inquiry into the future of the natural environment after the EU referendum. Our Rural…

Over half our wildlife species have declined, says new State of Nature report

The second State of Nature report reveals that over half of UK wildlife species have declined over recent decades. We’re playing our part in restoring nature at our places. High Brown Fritillary butterfly at Heddon Valley. The High Brown Fritillary is one of Britain’s most threatened butterflies. ©National Trust Images/Matthew Oates The report, published three years…