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More than a quarter of UK birds face extinction risk or steep decline – study

11 / 04 / 2017, The Guardian

Red list entries swell to 67 species as conservationists call for urgent action to save birds of Britain including warblers, curlews and puffinsMore than a quarter of UK birds, including the puffin, nightingale and curlew, require urgent conservation efforts to ensure their survival, according to a new report on the state of the UK’s birds.Since the last review in 2009, an additional 15 species of bird have been placed on the “red list”, a category that indicates a species is in danger of extinction or that has experienced significant decline in population or habitat in recent years. The total number of species on the red list is now 67 out of a total of 247. Continue reading...

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