The Grasslands Trust has launched a new report which highlights the importance of England’s grasslands, challenging policy makers to re-examine the importance of this resource.
The report identifies the opportunity to massively increase the amount of carbon stored in grassland soils through a carbon offset system.
Natures Tapestry, authored by The Grasslands Trust’s Director of Conservation Miles King, tells the story of England’s grasslands and sets out a series of recommendations which would make a real impact on their mission to halt and reverse the current decline of grasslands – nine tenths of which have been lost in the last 70 years, victims of intensive agriculture, development, and neglect.
The report explains why grasslands are important – including the way the ecosystem services that they provide underpin our daily lives. These services include carbon mitigation; probably one of the highest profile issues in environmental conservation today.