CARBON CAPTURING HOTSPOTS
2 billion tons of CO2 is stored beneath UK grasslands (Global Change Biology Journal, 2016).
Disrupting these natural hubs threatens wildlife and adds to our carbon footprint.
HOME TO THE MANY
150 different species of flower and grass are found in UK Meadows (National Trust, 2022).
One of the rarest and most biodiverse habitats, meadows support a myriad of insects, small animals and priority species. Eighty-seven percent of all plant species require animal pollination, most of it delivered by insects (Ollerton, 2011).
A HIVE OF ACTIVITY
More UK meadows makes it easier for insect pollinators to move around and provide their essential ‘ecosystem service’ to the farming sector.
97% of flower-rich British meadows have disappeared in the last 100 years (Natural England, 2020).