UK ecosystem assessment warns of decline in green space

Guardian: Only 10% of the UK’s allotments remain, according to Defra's national ecosystem assessment. Photograph: Jeff Morgan /Alamy Maintaining the UK's green spaces would reap at least £30bn a year in health and welfare benefits, according to the first attempt to put a price on the natural environment. About a third of the UK's natural assets – including green spaces, rivers, wetlands and important wildlife habitats – is in danger of being lost to development or degraded through neglect, says a report......

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