Fifth of Britain’s wild mammals ‘at high risk of extinction’

Species including the wildcat and black rat may be lost within a decade while others such as deer are thriving, analysis shows

The wildcat and mouse-eared bat are on the brink, but deer are spreading and otters bouncing back, according to a comprehensive analysis.

At least one in five wild mammals in Britain faces a high risk of extinction within a decade and overall populations are falling, according to the most comprehensive analysis to date.

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Source: The Guardian
Fifth of Britain’s wild mammals ‘at high risk of extinction’