Britain’s moths decline by a third in 50 years, study finds

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Drivers of decline likely to be habitat loss, intensive farming, climate change and light pollution

Moths in Britain have declined in abundance by a third over the past 50 years, according to a new study.

The declines of 39% in the abundance of larger moth species over southern Britain and a 22% fall across northern Britain add to the picture of calamitous declines in flying insects in the industrialised world.

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