STATE OF NATURE ENGLAND 2023
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STATE OF NATURE ENGLAND 2023

26 September 2023

Summary

Decreases in the distributions of over half of plant species Since 1970, the distributions of 64% of 18% flowering plant species and 68% of bryophytes Variable change (mosses and liverworts) in seabirds have decreased across Average 18% England, compared to The abundance of 11 increases of 18% and regularly monitored decrease in the 22% of flowering plant species of seabird showed distributions an. [...] The Biodiversity Intactness Index suggest that urgent action can ‘bend the (BII) estimates the proportion and abundance curve’ of biodiversity loss, reversing some of of species that are present, compared to the damage of recent decades5. [...] At a UK level, categories based on the magnitude of • S pecialist butterflies have declined by 25% species in the rare and colonising group population change, over the long and the (Figure 2B, UI: -45% to -4%) in the long make up just 0.01% of the total number of short-term periods. [...] For England, Target 4: Recovery of Target 18: Subsidy reform these are: protection and restoration of ecosystems, Target 12: Urban species and genetic diversity, as well as the ecosystems, species and Target 19: Financial environment • T o halt the decline in species’ abundance sustainable use of biodiversity, the equitable genetic diversity resource mobilisation by 2030, and then by the end of 20. [...] For full details to how species are faring and assessing the of the methods and how these measures • A bundance trends are based on changes in effectiveness of conservation measures or were calculated, as well as caveats around the number of individuals at a monitored the impact of particular pressures.

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