Healthy ecosystems provide incremental benefits to humans and society from providing natural defence against extreme weather, increasing food production to improving wellbeing. Wildlife plays a crucial role in protecting vulnerable ecosystems through pollination and habitat management.
There are many ways that groups and organisations can make space for nature and help provide vital habitats for our plants and wildlife.
The State of Natural Resources Report (SoNaRR) is the first report of its kind and the first statutory product coming out of the Environment Act, makes a direct link between the condition of our natural resources - our air, soil, water and the biodiversity that underpins them - and the impacts on people's health, economic prosperity and social wellbeing.
A ground-breaking report highlighting the global status of plants, was released on 10 May 2016 to coincide with the first annual State of the World's Plants Symposium at the Royal Botanic Garden. The State of the World's Plants report will review the major issues affecting plant diversity and abundance and provide baseline data on important indicator metrics that will tell us how plants are faring and how this is changing over time. The symposium aims to take stock of the world's plant diversity, associated research and trends.
A Focus on Nature, an engaged group of young nature conservationists, launches its Vision for Nature report. The culmination of two years' work gathering views from over 200 people, the report reveals what the youth of today want to see in the natural world by 2050 and beyond, and some ideas for getting there. Calling for Government to set out a 250-year (not just 25-year) vision for nature, the report highlights 7 key recommendations for the next 7 Governments and how the youth of today are eager to work with governments, businesses and NGOs to make their vision a reality.