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Wednesday 15 August 2018

'Erosion of wildlife' is a threat to our lifestyles

The "escalating erosion of wildlife" from the planet is a direct threat to people's quality of life, naturalist Sir David Attenborough has warned.

But everyone from individual members of the public to business magnates and politicians has an opportunity to help save nature, he said ahead of a major conference on the crisis facing the natural world.

Organisers said the Conference for Nature in London will bring together politicians, industry figures and conservation and countryside groups to find "game-changing" solutions to the crisis.

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"From the food we eat to the popular bedtime stories we read to our children, nature touches everyone's lives more deeply than we can possibly imagine," Sir David (above) said.

"The escalating erosion of wildlife from our planet is a direct threat to many facets of our own quality of life.

"Because of the complex relationship society has with nature, it is obvious that our response to saving it must extend from every possible quarter too.

"From you and I in our own domains, from business magnates to politicians, and from farmers to faith leaders, everyone has an opportunity to save nature.

"With an increasing global footprint, mankind is intensifying the crisis for wildlife, but as individuals we can all be part of the solution for saving it too."

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