In a celebration of Great Britain's biodiversity, the team at have undertaken a study to reveal the number of distinct species in each area of the country.

Using data from the National Biodiversity Network (NCN), the accommodation provider has produced an interactive map displaying the number of individual plants and animals in each region. Species analysed include mammals, birds, insects, fish, crustaceans, mushrooms, fungi and bacteria.

Purbeck, in Dorset, has come 28th out of the 380 areas, boasting a total of 8,701 distinct species, while the region of West Dorset is 33rd, with 8,350 species identified.

North Dorset ranked 138th and Weymouth and Portland came out 198th.

Shannon Keary, from, said: "We're becoming increasingly aware of the environment and our impact on biodiversity. At we want to encourage people to explore and enjoy what mother nature has given us in different areas of Great Britain, whilst doing their bit to preserve the local wildlife for future generations to come."

The most biodiverse area in Great Britain was identified as the Highlands in Scotland, with an incredible 16,273 distinct species found, followed by Gwynedd in Wales with 14,221.

In contrast, the least biodiverse region was the City of London, with just 159.

Earlier this year, the State of Nature report published the NCN found that the country's biodiversity was in decline, with 15% of species in Great Britain now threatened by extinction. Since 1970, 41% of species have seen their populations decrease, with 27% of wildlife is now found in fewer places.

As part of the study, has shared tips on how to enjoy our wildlife and help it flourish. They recommend sticking to designated paths where possible and avoid walking through areas where footsteps might erode or destroy important habitats.

Using single use plastic like water bottles and reusable shopping bags can also reduce the amount of waste in the environment, while taking public transport can minimise carbon emissions and reduce the damage caused by vehicles on delicate thoroughfares.

Head to to view the interactive map, which allows you to search for a specific area or species.