According to a research, it has roughly half of its biodiversity left, significantly less than the global average of 75%
According to recent research, the United Kingdom is one of the world’s most nature-depleted countries, ranking in the bottom 10% globally and last among the G7 nations. According to a research, it has roughly half of its biodiversity left, significantly less than the global average of 75%. According to academics, a value of 90% is regarded the “safe limit” for preventing the globe from entering a “ecological breakdown.” The report was made public ahead of a major UN biodiversity meeting. Biodiversity refers to the diversity of all living species on Earth and how they integrate into the web of life, which provides oxygen, water, food, and a number of other benefits.
Prof Andy Purvis, research leader at the Natural History Museum in London, explained that biodiversity is more than just a pretty face. He told BBC News, “It’s also what provides us with so many of our basic requirements.” “It is the bedrock of our society.” We’ve lately witnessed how disruptive it can be when supply networks fail – nature is the foundation of our supply chains. The Biodiversity Intactness Index is used in the new tool to evaluate the percentage of natural biodiversity that still exists around the planet and in particular countries. According to the experts, the UK’s low ranking in the league table is due to the industrial revolution, which changed the landscape. In recent years, biodiversity levels in the UK have remained reasonably consistent, albeit at a “very low level,” according to team researcher Dr Adriana De Palma.
The report was released on the day of the UN Biodiversity Conference, COP 15, which will be hosted by China, a mega-diverse country that accounts for roughly 10% of plant species and 14% of animal species on the planet.