(Image courtesy of BTO)
Today sees the launch of the State of nature report for 2016. The report brings together data and expertise from over 50 organisations, including MARINElife, and provides us with the clearest picture yet of how wildlife is faring across the UK, and its seas, Crown Dependencies, and Overseas Territories.
The main headlines are bad news with 56% of UK species having declined in recent decades - often by a huge amount - and 15% of UK species are thought to be extinct or threatened with extinction.
Fortunately it isn't all bad news and the report highlights plenty of examples where conservation work has made a significant contribution to helping UK wildlife.
You can read the report HERE