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In July 2018 Chris and his team of experts visited 50 wildlife sites around the UK to highlight the extent to which the nation’s wildlife is under threat. The Bioblitz campaign had a scientific purpose. The results of this 2018 audit were recorded to create a benchmark to help measure the rise and fall in numbers of different species in the future.
The team started off in the Scottish Highlands on July 14th and from there, over the course of 10 days, they wove their way across 50 wildlife sites. All forms of wildlife were investigated in this snapshot of the country’s wildlife: from flies to fungi, mammals to moths and birds to butterflies. At each site Chris and the UK Bioblitz team were helped by species specialists and enthusiastic amateurs to pinpoint the winners and losers in the battle for Britain’s countryside.
“The UK is home to remarkable and beautiful wildlife and some wonderful habitats but it’s also in big trouble, and in the case of some species this means we are fast approaching the last chance to make a difference.
“I want the 2018 UK Bioblitz Campaign to be a detailed and complete wildlife audit, a ten day snapshot of the state of our wild places and what lives there. It will celebrate some conservation successes but also reveal some of its failures. It will show that nature reserves are not enough and it will prove we need a healthier wider environment. A healthier countryside.”
Thank you to everyone who donated to the Bioblitz fundraising campaign. Follow this link to see what your donation has contributed towards.