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Extinct bee to be reintroduced to UK

Extinct bee to be reintroduced to UK

Human impact on biodiversity is wide reaching, and its not limited to the exotic species of tropical rainforests. Even in the UK, a number wildlife populations have been slowly decreasing or become extinct.

As a result of habitat loss, the humble short-haired bumble bee has declined in numbers over the last 60 years rendering it extinct. However, it is set to make a welcome comeback after dedicated conservationists collected 100 queens from Sweden where the species thrives. The bumblebee will be reintroduced by the team at the RSPB: Dungeness in Kent later this year.

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