England’s natural environment in crisis, according to DEFRA stats

The health of England’s species and habitats is deteriorating across the board, according to DEFRA’s latest natural environment statistics

England's natural environment continues to decline. Photograph: Georgios Alexandris/123RF

England’s natural environment is in crisis, according to DEFRA’s latest figures.

The department’s natural environment indicators, published on 2 November, reveal widespread deterioration in bird populations, water quality, marine litter and the abundance of priority species.

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