Published: 6th Feb 2020

Bristol City Council has declared an ‘ecological emergency’ in response to the escalating threats to wildlife and ecosystems across the UK.  There has been a worrying decline in the numbers and diversity of wildlife in the UK, with 15% of British wildlife now at risk of extinction, including many species of bird, insect and mammal, which has prompted Bristol to make the declaration. The Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees has asked One City Environment Board, who are working with the council to transform Bristol into an environmentally sustainable city, to add new initiatives to protect wildlife. Initiatives will include looking at ways to stop wildlife habitats from being destroyed and working out ways to manage land in a more sustainable way. Earlier last month, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published its land-use report, which outlined that in order to tackle climate change the UK must transform the way land is … (To read the full article, subscribe below)