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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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'Crisis point' for Wales' wildlife

The loss of flower-rich habitat such as meadows and pastures have led to a decline in the bee population Credit: RSPB/Will George

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 found 63% of Welsh butterflies are declining Credit: Butterfly Conservation/Martin Warren

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.

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