The State of the UK's Birds - a conservation barometer 

 

15 October 2010

 

UK birds have been used as a barometer of conservation success in The State of the UK Birds 2010, a report issued by JNCC and other UK conservation organisations.  

 

In 1994, the UK government identified 26 species of bird that were most in need of conservation help and set in place detailed plans of action for them as part of the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Using population trends from 24 of these, the report shows that the number of these species in deep decline has now more than halved, and that the numbers increasing has risen from four to six species.