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Warning UK wildlife 'in trouble'

UK wildlife is "in trouble", with almost 2,000 species of birds, animals, insects and plants known to have declined in the past half century, experts have warned.

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Defra: 'Everyone has a role to play' in protecting wildlife

A Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) spokeswoman said "everyone has a role to play" in protecting the UK's wildlife:

Losing even one species is one too many. That's why we're doing more to improve the natural environment than ever before.

We have already invested £7.5 million to create 12 new Nature Improvement Areas and established 48 Local Nature Partnerships.

Everyone has a role to play in protecting and encouraging wildlife for future generations.

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