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News report: Planning for nature's recovery

Words: Laura Edgar

In 2019, the State of Nature report – based on a collaboration between conservation and research organisations across the UK – found that 41 per cent of UK species had declined since 1970. 

Butterflies and moths had suffered a 17 per cent and 25 per cent decline respectively, with 26 per cent of mammal species now at risk of disappearing altogether.  Worse still, 97 per cent of wild-flower meadows have been lost since the Second World War, with up to 90 per cent of lowland ponds having disappeared over the past century. Hedgehogs, wildcats and water voles are all under threat........
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