A report published today highlights the state of nature

A report published today highlights the state of nature. For the first time ever, 25 of the UK's wildlife organisations have joined forces to undertake a health check of nature in the UK and its Overseas Territories.

Working side-by-side, wildlife organisations have compiled a stock take of all our native wildlife in a groundbreaking research report. The report reveals that 60% of the species studied have declined over recent decades. More than one in ten of all the species assessed are under threat of disappearing from our shores altogether.

However, the report illustrates that targeted conservation has produced inspiring success stories and, with sufficient determination, resources and public support, we can turn the fortunes of our wildlife around.

Sir David Attenborough launched the report and in the foreword said: "This groundbreaking report is a stark warning – but it is also a sign of hope."

"This report shows that our species are in trouble, with many declining at a worrying rate. However, we have in this country a network of passionate conservation groups supported by millions of people who love wildlife. The experts have come together today to highlight the amazing nature we have around us and to ensure that it remains here for generations to come."