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The UK's nature in crisis - in pictures

These photos were commissioned in light of shocking statistics that came out in WWF's Living Planet report, which found 60% of wildlife has disappeared globally since the 1970s - with the UK being one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world - in 189th place out of 218 countries. More than one in seven native species face extinction and more than half (56%) are in decline. This includes species such as the hedgehog, whose numbers have fallen by half in the UK since 2000. Barn owls, bees, frogs and water voles are also seriously struggling against climate change, habitat loss, pollution and intensive farming. WWF is calling for a strong environment bill from the government if the UK's wildlife is to stand any chance of recovery. All photographs: Sam Hobson/WWF Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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