Various factors account for the decline in the number of wildlife creatures in the UK. However, topping the list is habitat destruction.

As with birds, man-made wildlife habitats can make a significant difference to the welfare and protection of a host of other endangered wildlife species. Certain mammals, amphibians, reptiles and insects all readily make use of man-made habitats, which in turn improves their chances of survival:
  • Hedgehogs, Bats, and Dormice are some of the most endangered mammals in the UK. Their populations have crashed since the 1970’s
  • There has been a general decline in all of our native species of amphibians and reptiles over the last 30 years.
  • A recent RSPB State of Nature report, which brings together findings from 50 organizations, suggests there has been a 59 per cent decline in insects in the UK since 1970, with butterflies and moths among the worst hit.