State of Kent's Nature

The State of Kent’s Wildlife report 2011 was prepared by Kent natural historians to give an outline of the changing fortunes of Kent’s wild plants and animals over the last century. It was intended to provide a context for, and to inform, on-going action to protect and restore the county’s wildlife and wild places.

In 2020, Kent Wildlife Trust were commissioned to update this report to a new and refreshed perspective of how biodiversity is faring.  The new report will:

  • Provide a reporting mechanism for the new Kent Biodiversity Strategy
  • Build on the existing evidence base by drawing together information on the area of land managed positively for wildlife and the status of species.
  • Provide a mechanism for demonstrating collective action for nature, within the KNP and beyond.
  • Deliver a stronger evidence base that will provide an enhanced mechanism for representing the environment in decision?making and risk management.
  • Strengthen the basis for advocacy and funding.
  • Look to align better (where possible) with regional reporting, such as the national State of Nature report.
  • Look to develop an ongoing monitoring framework that provides better trend evidence.

The project commenced in September and will publish its findings in the summer of 2021.