The first State of Nature report in 2013 revealed the severe loss of nature that has occurred in the UK since the 1960s.
In his foreword to the State of Nature 2016 report, Sir David Attenborough - who helped launched the first report in 2013 - says:
"Escalating pressures, such as climate change and modern land management, mean that we continue to lose the precious wildlife that enriches our lives and is essential to the health and wellbeing of those who live in the UK, and also in its Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories. Our wonderful nature is in serious trouble and it needs our help as never before.
But the State of Nature 2016 report gives us cause for hope too. The rallying call issued in 2013 has been met with a myriad of exciting and innovative conservation projects...Such successes demonstrate that if conservationists, governments, businesses and individuals all pull together, we can provide a brighter future for nature and for people."
The Plymouth Green Book Club will be discussing this report and sharing extracts from the reading we have done over the years from childhood onwards, be it prose or poetry, which has inspired us to care for nature. Our guest expert this evening is Dan Smith, Communications Officer (Campaigns, Appeals, Membership) from the Devon Wildlife Trust.
All are welcome to this free event. Contact Alan Ramage for further information (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The State of Nature 2016 report is available online via the RSPB website.
An initiative of Devon Development Education, Plymouth Green Book Club is supported by Plymouth University.