Research and analysis

Future of the sea: the future of marine biodiversity

A report examining the threats to marine biodiversity in the UK and its Overseas Territories.


Future of the sea: the future of marine biodiversity

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This report summarises the evidence for trends in marine biodiversity and the implications for the UK and the Overseas Territories. It explores:

  • the main drivers of biodiversity loss including climate change and overexploitation
  • how this loss impacts the benefits that humans gain from the natural environment

It was commissioned as part of the Foresight Future of the Sea project.

Published 4 December 2017