Nearly 40% of British bird populations classed as ‘Threatened’ with extinction (Sept 2017)


A recent study by researchers at the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science, in close collaboration with scientists at Natural England (NE), British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) has found that nearly 40% of British bird populations are threatened with extinction. This represents the first formal assessment of extinction risk of British birds using the standard IUCN Regional Red-List process. Read the blog summarising the findings of this interesting study on the RSPB website, or access the full report here