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The report - the first of its kind in Wales - will be officially launched in Cardiff tonight.
The State of Nature report found that recent environmental changes are having a 'dramatic impact' on the nature of the UK's land and seas. It also found evidence that species with specific habitat requirements are faring worse than those that can better adapt to a changing environment.
Other findings include:
- Over one in seven plants in Wales are considered threatened
- 63% of Welsh butterflies are declining
- More than a third of all woodland species assessed are in decline.
- The number of breeding upland wading birds, such as curlew, lapwing and golden plover, have declined by more than 75% in recent decades
But the report also found that some species are on the increase, including hen harriers, black grouse and bats.
Wildlife in Wales is at crisis point, according to a report published today. The State of Nature report, which has been compiled by organisations including the RSPB and wildlife trusts, found that over one in 10 of all the species assess are under threat of extinction.
The report states that the decline of species is due to loss of habitat, changing in farming, development, climate change and the impact of non-native species.