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Birds and butterflies 'suffering severe decline' on farmland in UK

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Why not go butterfly spotting in Kildare?

Why not go butterfly spotting in Kildare?

Why not go butterfly spotting in Kildare?

Farmland birds and butterflies are suffering significant declines in numbers, a wide-ranging set of environmental measures has shown.

Butterflies including gatekeepers, large skippers, small coppers and small tortoiseshells are in severe decline on agricultural land, while breeding farmland bird populations hit their lowest recorded level in England in 2013, having more than halved since 1970.


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