First Greater Manchester State of Nature report makes the case for prioritising nature recovery


Like the rest of the country, Greater Manchester faces closely linked climate and biodiversity emergencies, with the abundance and diversity of many of our key species now in long term decline.

This means that our natural environment is becoming less resilient and less able to provide us with the benefits we often take for granted.

This has an impact on our defence against climate change and the extreme weather that we are already experiencing, as our natural environment helps reduce flood risk, reduce the impact of heatwaves in urban areas, and store carbon that would otherwise contribute to global warming. 

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, acknowledged this threat by declaring a biodiversity emergency across the city-region in March 2022.