Download the State of Nature 2016 reports

It's not too late to save nature in the UK, but we must act now to protect the future of our wildlife.

“The natural world is in serious trouble and it needs our help as never before"

Sir David Attenborough 

Written by a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife charities and research organisations, including The Wildlife Trusts, the State of Nature 2016 report assesses the status of wildlife in the UK at land and sea.

It shows more clearly than ever before that nature is in serious decline across the UK. Over the last 50 years, 56% of species have declined, while 15% are at risk of disappearing from our shores altogether.

The report also includes inspiring examples of action to conserve and recover some wildlife, like the pine marten and the large blue butterfly. There are examples of where habitats are being successfully restored in our uplands, meadows and on the coast.

We, as people, organisations and governments, can work together to stop the loss and bring nature back from the brink. Time is running out for the UK to meet its global commitments to nature. But with leadership from government and organisations, and personal action by people like you, there is hope we can pass on a healthier natural world to the next generation.

What you can do

1. Read about the State of Nature and how you can help nature

Read the State of Nature infographic. This explains the report's results and gives you information how you can take action to help nature in the UK. 

2. Get involved with your Wildlife Trust

Wherever you are there is a Wildlife Trust caring for the wildlife and wild places near you. Find your Wildlife Trust and discover how you help to protect the wildlife near you.

3. Ask your MP to support the Pledge for the Environment

Together with many other charities, we're asking all MPs to make a Pledge for the Environment - to commit to creating a future rich in wildlife, establishing the UK as a world leader on the environment, ensuring that the UK leads on climate change and creating a countryside richer in nature by supporting farmers and landowners to deliver environmental benefits. Ask your MP to pledge their support.

 
 
 

Find your Wildlife Trust 

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Wherever you live, there's a Wildlife Trust caring for wildlife and wild places near you. Just select the area where you live to find your Wildlife Trust.

You could:

Experience wildlife - visit one of our 2,000+ nature reserves 

Learn about wildlife - come to one of thousands of events we run up and down the country.

Take practical action - volunteer with us and lend a hand looking after your local wildlife.

Stand up for wildlife - support our campaigns and action for local wildlife

Support us - join more than 800,000 people and become a member of your Wildlife Trust. 

 

Read about what The Wildlife Trusts are doing

The State of Nature 2016 report highlights the urgent need for investment in nature and wildlife in the UK and conservation action that helsp to recover species and habitats. The report also showcases some of the fantastic work being done to help restore and recover our wildlife. Read more about what The Wildlife Trusts are doing here: www.wildlifetrusts.org/stateofnature16/casestudies