All five of the UK’s environment watchdogs — including NRW — have published a report with suggestions for how the problem could be solved, and a more adequate balance be brought to the plane.
The solutions range from the limited use of fertilizer on farmland to creating new wildlife habitats on a large scale.
At a recent UN conference in 2020, a Leader’s Pledge for Nature has been signed which aims to stop biodiversity loss worldwide by 2030.
The official statement of it says: “the Political leaders participating in the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity in September 2020, representing 88 countries from all regions, and the European Union, have committed to reversing biodiversity loss by 2030.
By doing so, these leaders are sending a united signal to step up global ambition and encourage others to match their collective ambition for nature, climate, and people with the scale of the crisis at hand.”
These Leaders’ Pledge for Nature is endorsed by Heads of State and Government from 88 countries from all regions, and the President of the European Commission for the European Union, representing 37% of global GDP and more than 2 billion people.
However, this new report asserts that rapid mobility and a wide range of funding would be required within the next two to three years if that goal is to be achieved.
Ms. Pillman said, “This isn’t something we can put off, delay to the future or do when it’s easier. This is a crisis, and we have to see action as we’ve seen in addressing the pandemic.”
Pillman further emphasized that the ambition to cut down greenhouse gases won’t amount to saving nature if the biological diversity is not preserved.
According to a new study, “One in six species of wildlife, plants, and fungi is at risk of disappearing from Wales.”
The study deduced the following conclusions:
- Of the 6,500 species found in Wales, 523 (8%) were threatened with extinction from Great Britain
- There is enough data on 3,902 of the species to assess their risk of disappearing specifically from Wales
- A total of 666 (17%) were threatened with extinction from Wales, with another 73 having been lost already.
The Welsh government spokesperson said: “We welcome this important report and will carefully consider the recommendations, looking for opportunities to incorporate them into our approach as we respond to the natural emergency.
“We’ve put tackling the nature and climate emergencies at the heart of decision-making, which has seen us take action, including through our nature networks program for our protected sites and introduction of the agricultural pollution regulations to improve water quality.”