State of Nature Cornwall 2020 Report

State of Nature Cornwall 2020 Report

A focus on the State of Nature in Cornwall

In 2019 the national State of Nature report gave the worrying news that since 1970, 41% of species have declined in abundance across the UK. This led to talk of an ‘ecological emergency’ and calls for it to be tackled alongside the climate crisis. Cornwall Wildlife Trust wanted to know if the same was true here in Cornwall, so teamed up with Cornwall Council and the University of Exeter and analysed a huge volume of local species and habitat data collected largely by volunteer ‘citizen scientists’.

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The State of Nature Cornwall 2020 report will be released in Spring 2021

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Key findings from the State of Nature Cornwall 2020 report

You can view the full key findings summary and see actions you can take below. Alternatively you can download the PDF version here.

If referencing any of the findings please credit State of Nature Cornwall 2020 and link back to this page.

Cornwall’s wildlife is in a bad way and continued species decline will inevitably lead to local extinctions... We know from our work that together we can make a difference and bring nature back. That gives me hope we can still turn the situation around
Cheryl Marriott
Head of Conservation, Cornwall Wildlife Trust