Naturalist Bill Oddie has said Britain's wildlife is suffering "one dip after another" and the Government is partly to blame.
The Goodies star, 72, blamed "very greedy humans" for destroying many species but added: "I think this Government is stunningly ignorant and arrogant.
He told the Radio Times:"The badger cull has had a lot of publicity but basically what you've got is scientific research that suggests this is not the way to curb bovine TB.
"But the Government turn round and say, 'Right, I see, we did this survey but it hasn't come up with what we want to hear so we'll ignore it'. And that seems to be the general attitude to just about everything."