Conservationists warn UK faces 'ecological apocalypse' as native species go extinct

Mountain hares, hedgehogs and other animals native to the UK are at risk of going extinct, a new manifesto warns.

By Sadiya Chowdhury, news reporter

Conservationists have warned of an "ecological apocalypse" resulting in a dramatic decline in vast numbers of species across the UK.

Launching a People's Manifesto for Wildlife, broadcaster Chris Packham said the UK is witnessing a "mass extinction in our own backyards" due to a lack of regard for the environment - such as building roads and houses through natural habitats and using pesticides in farming.

A staggering 38,000 mountain hares...
source: The Sky News

2018-09-22 05:32
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