“state of the natural environment in norfolk” report highlights the flourishing nature of local wildlife

The wonderful region of Norfolk, which plays home equally wonderful Norfolk luxury glamping accommodation from Quality Unearthed, has been shown be completely thriving with wildlife, with almost 16,000 species of wildlife recorded in the county, a new study has documented.

Taken at the end of spring looking across fields filled with the yellow crop so common in this part of the world.


Just to add to the excitement, it has been revealed that as many as eight species, previously not recorded in the region prior to the study, have been included in the 2014-15 report. Among the species were varieties of moths, ants, and even fungi which has subsequently sent the standard of its biodiversity to “amazing” levels, experts have proclaimed.


This fresh report also featured detailed information, statistics, and additional data which was kindly provided by the Wildlife Trust in order to establish a clearer representation of all the facts and figures.


The report, titled “State of the Natural Environment in Norfolk”, went on to highlight the astounding 15,879 individual species recorded in the county, comprising of an astonishing 2,600 types of beetles and an amazing 426 different kinds of birds.


The successful report into the natural environment in the area has assisted in reinforcing Norfolk’s already reputable reputation for its varied wildlife, and unsurpassable landscapes.

It is believed that there may well be even more unrecorded types of wildlife and plants previously undetected across Norfolk. What’s more, a new species of bird, the little egret, was discovered just a few years ago, and has gone on to grow its population across the coast of north Norfolk, highlighting just how successful these new species have been at integrating into Britain’s conditions.


Additionally it has been brought to the attention of experts and the public alike that it is imperative to rid the countryside of its non-native, invasive species, which are capable of having a significant negative impact on the countryside. The giant hogweed and Himalayan balsam are two prime examples of this, and the aforementioned have been doing some notable damage to both the wildlife and people visiting the areas it’s been found in.


Emphasising the damaging aspects can go a long way to protecting and preventing the environment in the future from further harm, while assisting in the on-going efforts to protect the wide range of species who actually contribute to our Great British Countryside.


It was also noted that “public ignorance” was one of the main threats to local wildlife, so it is essential for the public to have a better and clearer understanding of what is going on in the areas around them. By continuing to produce reports such as these will only further increase the awareness for the public and provide more information for people about things they mightn’t have known until now.


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