Greater threat to wildlife
PUBLISHED: 16:33 07 December 2007 | UPDATED: 08:18 28 March 2014
DECEMBER 2007: A number of factors including climate change, the spread of infectious
diseases, agricultural and forestry practices and not least human
activity are combining to place ever increasing pressure on the UK’s
already fragile wildlife populations, according to a report for Mammals
The report includes many of our best loved flagship species, now protected under the UK’s Biodiversity Action Plan. These include the Scottish wildcat, mountain hare, hedgehog, red squirrel, pine marten, harvest mouse, grey and harbour seals, badgers, bats and otters.
Last June the UK Biodiversity Action Plan added 16 new habitats, eight terrestrial mammals and the common seal to the UK’s Priority List of Species and Habitats.
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