A "state of nature" report by scientists from the country's leading conservation organisations reveals Britain's plant, mammal, insect and bird life is in trouble - with numbers falling for more than 60 per cent of species.
Among the more startling predictions is that the hedgehog could be extinct within 15 years.
View Malcolm Robertson's report...
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