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Attenborough warns of 'erosion of wildlife'

Sir David Attenborough warned of the 'escalating erosion of wildlife'. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Sir David Attenborough has issued a stark warning about the "escalating erosion of wildlife", which he says will directly affect humans' quality of life.

He called on a response "business magnates to politicians, and from farmers to faith leaders", insisting that "everyone has an opportunity to save nature".

Severe deforestation is one of the issues affecting wildlife. Credit: Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Images

"With an increasing global footprint, mankind is intensifying the crisis for wildlife, but as individuals we can all be part of the solution for saving it too," the celebrated naturalist said.

He was speaking ahead of the Conference for Nature in London, which is bringing together leaders from a range of sectors to debate "game-changing" solutions to the crisis affecting the natural world.