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University of East Anglia climate report: Species in decline

The UK's landscape and wildlife are under threat like never before, a new report into climate change has revealed.

The research shows many of the UK's birds, bugs, butterflies and small mammals are in a "freefall decline", with last year the worst on record for breeding birds.

The report, compiled with the help of researchers from the Norwich-based the University of East Anglia, also shows that hedgehogs are disappearing as fast as the tiger, dropping from 36 million in 1950, to just one million today.

BBC Look East's Kevin Burch reports.

  • 10 May 2013
  • From the section England