Welsh wildlife 'facing crisis'

A new report from a coalition of leading conservation and research organisations says that Wales' wildlife is in crisis. The State of Nature report found that over one in 10 of all the species assess are under threat of extinction.

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Calls for action to stem wildlife decline

The report - the first of its kind in Wales - will be officially launched in Cardiff tonight.

Wales is blessed with some fantastic and unique wildlife, but it is declining, the pressures it faces are growing, and our responses are not ambitious enough. The next decade is a tipping point and we must act in order to make a difference; otherwise we will see the extinction of species at a local level not seen before in Wales.

– Dr Trevor Dines, Plantlife Cymru

We are challenging Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales to put more of an emphasis on biodiversity, and to put energy and resources into helping wildlife, so that we can better understand the state of nature in Wales.

– Katie-jo Luxton, RSPB Cymru Director

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