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July 30, 2020 - BBC News

Extinction: Quarter of UK mammals 'under threat'

Extinction: Quarter of UK mammals 'under threat'
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A quarter of native mammals now at risk of extinction in the UK.

This is according to the first Red List of UK mammals - a comprehensive review of the status of species, including wildcats, red squirrels and hedgehogs.

The report's authors are calling for urgent action to prevent their loss.

Prof Fiona Mathews from the Mammal Society told BBC News: "What this is clearly saying is that we have to act now - we can't continue on this same trajectory."

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