[Leps-l] The decline in British butterflies could be caused by climate change

Neil Jones neil at aurinia.co.uk
Mon Dec 14 19:08:05 EST 2015

  Climate change could be behind the decline of more than three-quarters 
of the UK's butterflies, a study has found.

Some 76% of the UK's resident and regular migrant butterflies have 
fallen in number over the last 40 years, according to a joint report by 
the charity Butterfly Conservation and the Centre for Ecology & 
Hydrology (CEH).

While numbers are in decline across Europe, the UK has been hit the 
worst, with Southern Britain most affected.

Reasons behind the drop are not fully understood, but..........



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