Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 27, 2022

British Butterfly Extinction Threats

The BBC reports

If you want to catch sight of many of Britain’s butterflies, you’ll need to be quick.

A report by Butterfly Conservation warns that 24 of 58 species may soon disappear from our shores.

Five more species are threatened with dying out than when the charity last compiled a Red List, 11 years ago.

Humans are driving the loss of butterflies by destroying wildlife rich habitats, says Head of Science for Butterfly Conservation Dr Richard Fox.

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