Fifteen percent of wildlife species in the U.K. are on the verge of becoming extinct, according to the State of Nature report the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) released on Wednesday.
The report is a combined effort of more than 50 organizations to evaluate wildlife in the United Kingdom, including Britain's overseas territories and crown dependencies. Researchers have been gathering data since the 1970s.
"The natural world is in serious trouble and it needs our help as never before," Sir David Attenborough, who wrote the foreword of the report, told The Guardian.
"We continue to lose the precious wildlife that enriches our lives and is essential to the health and well-being of those who live in the U.K."
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