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Date published: 2006/08/18

The BBC says:

The latest health check on UK bird numbers paints an alarming picture of decline in several threatened species.

Of 26 bird species targeted for special conservation efforts in 1995, nine - including the song thrush - are bouncing back.

But the rest - including the skylark and turtle dove - are either still in decline or have only stable numbers.

The State of the UK's Birds report was published by three conservation groups and four government agencies.

The report suggests that most of the rare species have increased, while the more widespread species have generally continued to decline.

Nothing really new here. And the question is whether this is important enough to deserve special attention (including funding).

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