Green groups have called on the British government to do more to protect Nature after the UK leaves the European Union, following recently published official figures showing that much wildlife in England remains in decline.

The England Natural Environment Indicators 2016 report shows falls in numbers for three-quarters of more than 200 priority species, while numbers of farmland birds and butterflies are still shrinking.

Just one in five rivers and lakes has high- or good-quality water, the figures show. But in the seas around the country, litter levels are falling, while ...


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