Britain is the 29th most nature-depleted country out of 218 in the world and our natural systems are on the brink of collapse.
We are economically rich yet ecologically poor.
If all 7.6 billion people lived like people in Britain, then 4 planet Earths would be needed to sustain us.
We continue to promote economic growth and then ‘off-shore’ our guilt. We save Sumatran tigers while British wildcats quietly become extinct.
The 2019 State of Nature Report tells a stark tale:
Time is running out. Britain has lost almost half its birds, mammals, reptiles, insects and plants since the 1970s – including essential pollinators.
86% of our rivers are polluted and unsafe to swim and many of our chalk streams have dried up. What will we do when water shortages coincide with northern hemisphere crop failure?