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UK ‘among the most nature-depleted countries in the world’

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MORE than one in 10 UK wildlife species is facing extinction, according to a report published last month by more than 50 nature conservation and research organisations, including the RSPB, the Mammal Society, WWF and the National Trust.

The State of Nature 2016 report looks at how wildlife is faring in the UK, the UK overseas territories and UK Crown Dependencies. It says that, between 1970 and 2013, 56 per cent of the species studied declined, with 40 per …

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