Marsh fritillaries are one of the fastest-decreasing butterfly species in the UK, but they have found a home in Dorset.

A recent report titled "The State of Nature" found that species in the UK have declined on average since 1970. The largest contributions are likely to be made to climate change, urbanization and the management of habitats.

Butterflies have declined 17% in the UK.

Thanks to careful management and consistent monitoring, the number of swamp brothers in the Bracketts Coppice Nature Reserve of the Dorset Wildlife Trust has steadily increased since 2011.

In Dorset thrive the night owls
Night owls thrive in Dorset, conquering more territories in the last decade.

What is more nocturnal, one bird species, has more territories in Dorset than 10 years ago, despite the loss of habitats across the country due to urbanization.

The Dorset Wildlife Trust is trying to reverse the decline in insects in Dorset and over 4,000 people are committed to doing at least one of their gardens to provide food, habitat and protection for pollinators.

The CEO of DWT, Dr. Ing. Simon Cripps said:

"While the wildlife picture in the UK continues to look bad with severe declines, the report shows that it is possible to reverse the decline." Th

"Thanks to the support of our members and donors, we have been able to protect wildlife on land and at sea, which we can influence.

"This report on the state of nature shows that the new laws on the environment, fisheries and agriculture need to stimulate more action to make Britain a land where wildlife and livelihoods thrive throughout landscapes and our seas."

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