For the first time ever, the UK’s wildlife organisations joined forces to undertake a health check of nature in the UK. The report, published May 2013, revealed that a whopping 60% of the species studied had declined over the past fifty years. More than one in ten of all the species assessed are under threat of disappearing from our shores altogether. "This important document provides a stark warning: far more species are declining than increasing in the UK, including many of our most treasured species," conservationsist and broadcaster David Attenborough said in an introduction to the study.
This is a four page article. First published in december 2013
Bird species and, more recently, bats have been recognised as indicators of biodiversity by the Government and as such are used as a sign of the general state of biodiversity in the UK. With a number of bat and bird species relying on built structures, the impact of the building and construction industry can be significant.
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