“Decline in over three-quarters of UK butterfly species is ‘final warning’, says Chris Packham”

The endangered white admiral butterfly

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/dec/15/decline-in-over-three-quarters-uk-butterfly-species-final-warning-says-chris-packham?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+Charity+appeal+151215&utm_term=143781&subid=9826999&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

More than three-quarters of Britain’s 59 butterfly species have declined over the last 40 years, with particularly dramatic declines for once common farmland species such as the Essex Skipper and small heath, according to the most authoritative annual survey of population trends.

But although common species continue to vanish from our countryside, the decline of some rarer species appears to have been arrested by last ditch conservation efforts.

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My name is Isabelle Whitehead. I was a member of the Bolton School group on the Operation Wallacea 2015 expedition to Peru.

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