State of Nature Reports have been produced in 2013, 2016 and 2019. The most recent report was published on 27 September 2023.

State of Nature Partnership

State of Nature reports are produced through a collaboration of over 60 partners, from conservation NGOs, research institutes, and statutory nature conservation bodies.

The principal role of the Partnership is to improve the collection, collation and efficient use of data from biodiversity recording and monitoring relevant to nature conservation in the UK and its Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories: understanding the status and trends of species, habitats, sites and other environmental variables including those which drive changes in biodiversity, and the causes and consequences of changes in these.

The organisations work together to assess the state of the UK’s wildlife, and to understand it in the light of the pressures on nature and the responses being made to recover our natural heritage.

The NBN Trust is proud to be one of the State of Nature Partners. In addition to contributing to the reports, we played a key role by hosting the 2019 report on the NBN Trust website and we helped with the development of the State of Nature Partnership website for the 2023 report.

Producing the 2023 report

State of Nature is the most comprehensive nature report covering the UK, its Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories. Working with leading professionals from the partner organisations, the report uses the latest and best data from monitoring schemes and biological recording centres, collated by the incredible work of thousands of skilled volunteers, to provide a benchmark for the status of our wildlife.

Go to the Report

To download a full copy of the State of Nature 2023 report and to find out what you can do to help, please visit You can also find all the previous reports on the State of Nature website.