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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