Annie Grey looks into the unwelcoming news and explores which animals are at risk of extinction in the UK.
Photo by Ali Kazal
A quarter of UK mammals and nearly half of native birds are at risk of extinction, according to scientists who have composed the nation’s first official Red List of endangered species.
The list has been approved by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), using the same internationally agreed rules behind the global Red Lists of threatened species such as elephants and tigers. It has been produced for the official nature agencies of England, Scotland and Wales.
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