I get the Express newpaper everyday and saw this,
ONE MILLION BRITISH BIRDS VANISHING A YEAR.....
BRITAIN has lost nearly a million breeding wild birds a year
– a total of 44 million – since 1966, a shocking report revealed yesterday.
The crisis in the countryside is so great that an average of 50 house sparrows have been lost every hour and about 835 starlings each day.
Between the mid-Seventies and mid-Eighties 27 million breeding pairs were lost.
Since then green farming grants have helped several species, including stone curlew, recover.
But the EU plans to...
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