Press release

Indicators of biodiversity in England

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

A statistical update of twenty-six indicators, providing an overview of biodiversity in England, are published today.

These show improvements in some aspects of the natural environment for instance in the condition of protected sites, the number of  priority species and habitats stable or increasing, and the extent of agricultural land covered by environmental schemes.  However, they also show deterioration since 2000 for certain bird populations, certain butterfly populations, some plant diversity, and the extent of invasive species in the natural environment.

Please see the indicators of biodiversity in England statistical release (PDF 100KB).