Nearly half of Britain’s biodiversity has gone since industrial revolution

Nearly half of Britain’s biodiversity has gone since industrial revolution

Study shows UK has lost more biodiversity than any G7 country, and is in worst global 10%

Almost half of Britain’s natural biodiversity has disappeared over the centuries, with farming and urban spread triggered by the industrial and agricultural revolutions being blamed as major factors for this loss.

That is the shock finding of a study by scientists at London’s Natural History Museum, which has revealed that the UK is one of the worst-rated nations in the world for the extent to which its ecosystems have retained their natural animals and plants.

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