Experts say one in three wild trees face extinction. A new report suggests that at least 30% of the world’s tree species are facing extinction in the wild, from oaks and magnolias to tropical timber trees.
Land protected for nature is ‘six times smaller’ than the official government figure. Research has found that only 5% of the UK’s land is being protected effectively for nature, rather than the 28% reported. Of the 28% of land reported, only 11% is designed primarily for nature conversation and only around half of those sites are currently in a good condition.
The Wildlife Trusts unveil new education guides to help children learn about climate change. Nature’s Climate Heroes is an educational pack aiming to help primary school children understand the connections between the natural world, people, and a changing climate.
Oxfordshire celebrates the first crane to fledge there in 500 years. RSPB Otmoor nature reserve have been encouraging breeding attempts for the past six years as part of the Great Crane Project but the nesting pair failed to produce any offspring. A new nesting pair arrived in 2020 and their chick has now fledged.
Tuna are starting to recover but sharks are in desperate decline. The official tally of threatened species has shown that some tuna species are responding to a decade of conservation efforts, but almost four in ten shark and ray species are now threatened with extinction.