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Warning over HS2 wildlife impact

Around 500 wildlife areas could be at risk from the HS2 high speed rail line, conservationists have warned. The Wildlife Trusts are calling for a £130m investment to create new green areas over the length of the new line.

Warning over HS2 wildlife damage

Around 500 wildlife areas could be at risk from the HS2 high speed rail line, conservationists have warned.

The Wildlife Trusts called for a £130m investment to create new green areas over the length of the new line.

An anti-HS2 poster in a the Staffordshire village of Whittington. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Among the areas affected by the new line are 43 ancient woods and nine Wilflife Trust nature reserves.

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