Wildlife decline threatens UK's biodiversity, study finds

Wildlife decline threatens UK’s biodiversity, study finds


Climate change and habitat loss pushing species to the brink, with pollinators and natural pest controllers most at risk, analysis of 39 years of records shows

The common banded hoverfly is among the species at ‘most risk’, according to one of the UK’s biggest wildlife studies. Photograph: John Bridges/University of Reading

Emma Howard

A decline in wildlife is threatening core functions of the ecosystem that are vital for human wellbeing, researchers behind an unprecedented study of biodiversity in the UK have warned. Read more.