The State of Nature in Oxfordshire 2017 report is the most comprehensive review of the current situation for wildlife across Oxfordshire. It covers a broad range of different aspects of the natural environment including the status of our flora, fauna and land use.
More than 60 individuals and 40 environmental and conservation-focused organizations contributed to this report. Many of the individual contributions were from some of the highly skilled volunteers running Oxfordshire’s specialist recording groups, such as the Oxfordshire Flora Group, Oxfordshire Mammal Group and the Banbury Ornithological Society. The report highlights the natural jewels in Oxfordshire’s crown and considers what is currently being done, and what could be done better in future, to ensure these treasures will still be there for future generations.
The report was led by Wild Oxfordshire, supported by a Project Board made up of RSPB, BBOWT, Oxfordshire County Council, CPRE and the Environment Agency. We are very grateful to Natural England, Oxfordshire County Council and Banbury Ornithological Society who funded the writing of the report, and to Beard’s, Smiths of Blechingdon and Blenheim Palace who sponsored the launch event in March 2017.
Visit our report page for free downloads of both the highlights and full report.