Fifth of Britain’s wild mammals ‘at high risk of extinction’

The wildcat and mouse-eared bat are on the brink, but deer are spreading and otters bouncing back, according to a comprehensive analysis.

At least one in five wild mammals in Britain faces a high risk of extinction within a decade and overall populations are falling, according to the most comprehensive analysis to date.

The Guardian

Last updated on 13 June 2018

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
United Kingdom
Region: 
Europe
Threats: 
Invasive Species
Diseases
Habitat loss and degradation
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals
CMS tags: 
disease
habitat loss
invasive species