The State of Hampshire's Biodiversity examines changes in our natural environment during the past 10 years. It outlines key successes and identifies challenges ahead. Key findings:
Decline of species is slowing
Loss of biodiversity to development has been reduced
Freshwater and wetland habitats are in poor condition
Hampshire's coast is under increasing pressure from sea-level rise
Grassland areas and many woodlands are not managed to conserve their biodiversity
Effects of climate change on Hampshire's biodiversity is uncertain
The report provides the basis for making decisions about the future of Hampshire's natural environment. Compiled by the Hampshire Biodiversity Information Centre on behalf of the Hampshire Biodiversity Partnership.