State of Staffordshire's Nature report

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Across the UK, increasing demands on our natural environment have led to a significant decline in biodiversity.

Staffordshire is no exception and has suffered losses of habitats and species through increasing pressures including changes in land use and pollution. 8.7% of Staffordshire is covered by a nature conservation or geological designation,but only 32% of our most important, nationally designated sites (SSSIs) are in favourable condition.

Less than half of Local Wildlife Sites are considered to be in appropriate conservation management.
Without collective action we will continue to see the loss of wildlife-rich habitats and the decline of species.

The State of Staffordshire’s nature report has been produced by a partnership of organisations, with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
acting as joint publisher with Staffordshire Ecological Record.

The project was led by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust with the support
of a steering group, with significant advice and input from a wider partnership of organisations and specialist groups, some of whom were also chapter authors.

To see a full list of partners download the report below.

What can you can do

1. Read the State of Staffordshire's Nature report. This explains the report's results and gives you information how you can take action to help nature in Staffordshire. Download a PDF version by clicking here, or read a copy online by clicking the button below.




2. Get involved with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. Staffordshire Wildlife Trust has been working to protect the wildlife and wild places where you live for over 40 years. Founded in 1969, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is the county's leading nature conservation charity. 




3. Ask your MP to support the Pledge for the Environment. Together with many other charities, we're asking all MPs to make a Pledge for the Environment - to commit to creating a future rich in wildlife, establishing the UK as a world leader on the environment, ensuring that the UK leads on climate change and creating a countryside richer in nature by supporting farmers and landowners to deliver environmental benefits. 



BBC Midlands Today coverage October 2016

Watch highlights from the launch event at St George's Park on Friday 21st October, 2017

Hear a message from BBC The One Show's Mike Dilger, our Vice President, at the launch

Press releases

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust to launch State of Staffordshire’s Nature report -
Tuesday 4th October 2016

Groundbreaking report calls on us all to save nature - Friday 21st October 2016