State of Nature Cornwall 2020 Report
The State of Nature Cornwall 2020 report presents an overview of how wildlife is faring in the county, including both positive and negative trends and pressures upon nature that we have identified. This report finds that nature is largely in decline in Cornwall, with 12% of species of principal importance threatened with local extinction or complete loss in Cornwall and nearly half of terrestrial mammals and three-fifths of butterflies found in fewer places over the last 30 years.
Cornwall’s first State of Nature report has been compiled using the best available data for local wildlife. Together with Cornwall Council and the University of Exeter, we have highlighted trends in the abundance and distribution of species and habitats, and identified the key pressures wildlife in facing. From the research used to create the State of Nature Cornwall 2020 Report, we know that some species have increased in abundance over the years and large herbivores such as the Roe Deer are doing well in Cornwall. The success of reintroductions of once-native species also shows the potential for strong population growth. You can view the key findings summary of the State of Nature Cornwall 2020 Report and see actions you can take to help nature in Cornwall by downloading the PDF using the link below: https://www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/2021-05/State%20of%20Nature%20Cornwall%202020%20Report.pdf