What is Biodiversity Wildlife?
Biodiversity wildlife is where there is a variety of wildlife in nature and
their species and groups are all individually different between each other.
This article is just within the UK and we do not realise how many species
there actually are that are in our wildlife and how much of an amazing sight
this can be.
How many species of wildlife do we have in the UK?
There are over 650 species of wildlife in the UK ranging from animals all the
way down to insects. This is generally in the UK alone. Within Europe there are
over 650 species that are recorded and known. There are probably more species
to be discovered in the UK and will eventually be catalogued and recorded.
This could be just a small amount of what we could potentially find.
What are the five main groups of wildlife in the UK?
The five main groups of wildlife within the UK are Mammals, Amphibians and
Reptiles, Birds, Marine and Insects.
How many species of mammals in the UK?
The current estimates of species in the UK that there are, is at least 44
species of mammals that are well known to us. These include: –
· Red Squirrels,
How many species of amphibians and reptiles in the UK?
It is estimated that there are at least 12 species of amphibians in the UK
but there are potentially yet more to be discovered. These include: –
· Common Frog,
· Common Lizard,
· Common Toad,
· Grass Snake,
· Great Crested Newt.
How many Species of Birds in the UK?
It is estimated that there are at least 130 species of birds within the UK.
Some of them we have not even heard of some of us. These include:
· Barn Owl,
How many species of marine life is there is the UK?
There are 200 species of marine life that is recorded to surround the UK
although as we all know there have been limitations to discovering others
because the ocean is classed as a different world and there is much more that
needs to be discovered. The two hundred species that are recorded are extremely
varied. These include: –
· Basking shark (the 2nd biggest shark in the world).
How many species of insects are there in the UK?
There are roughly about 262 species of insects discovered in the UK.
Although many class them as ‘creepy crawlies’ some of them are fascinating
to observe. These include: –
· Black Beetle,
· Daddy Long Legs,
Where is the best place to see the biodiversity of wildlife in the UK?
There are many places throughout the UK where you can observe the native wildlife.
There are many local places to your area such as zoos, butterfly and bird museums
as well as nature reserves and centres. One particularly good centre to visit if
possible is the British Wildlife Centre. This provides a good example of the
wildlife in the UK within one area.