2010 is the United Nations’ International Year of Biodiversity, yet Natural England’s recent report Lost Life: England’s Lost and Threatened Species tells how we are turning the UK into an ‘ecological desert’.

Creeping habitat loss is taking place due to a variety of factors – including expanding urbanisation – that seem beyond our control. So, what can ordinary people do to restore landscapes and bring back the wildcat, the black poplar, the whitebeam and hundreds of other species and habitats that are disappearing needlessly? What is the most effective way of doing this, and how can we engage ...


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