Some popular native species are disappearing from the British countryside – Now take a look below to see 10 of the most endangered animal species in the UK that have suffered acute declined in recent years.


These kinds of insects are existed with large quantities throughout Europe but are struggling dangerously in Britain. Their population is now found in small areas of the New Forest in Hampshire and there have been no recorded sightings of the bug since the turn of the Millennium.

A close up portrait of a famous south french insect : the cicada. Well known for its singings when the temperature goes above 25° C during summer. This portrait has been possible during a fresh episode in France. The insect is then very quiet and not able to escape from the lens.
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It is believed by some commentators that believe that it has already become extinct, but experts say it suffered a similar lull in the 1940s and 1960s. And it is not easy to follow its whereabouts and numbers. The cicada sings a high-pitched song merely on shining days from May to July. Most people, especially those over 40 years old, are unbearable this kind of high-pitched sound.

Turtle dove

They are characterized by brown fur and black and white stripes on the neck and the sides. The tail is black with a white border when flying into a wedge shape. The adult bird has head, neck, flanks, and butt greenish-gray, wings are brownish-yellow with black spots.

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The turtle dove has decreased by a tremendous 97% since the year of 1970 and now resides on the Global Red List for Endangered Species.

The turtle dove is now only existed in scattered places in southern and eastern England. The cause of reducing the number of turtle dove in Southern yearly is because of hunting activities.

Wart-biter Cricket

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The name of this kind of cricket is originally from an old traditional method that uses them to bite warts off the skin. Wart-biter Cricket can only be found in four naturally occurring locations across East Sussex, Dorset, and Wiltshire and because of the current lack of its habitat, this cricket is going an edge of extinction.

Red squirrel

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Looking at such a very cute creature like this, none of us can think that they have been harshly declined in quantity in the last 70 years. In 1950 there were an estimated 36 million hedgehogs in the UK. Regrettably, reports last year showed that it had fallen to just one million in 2013, a third of levels at the start of the century.

Warmer winters are supposed to be part of the reason that has affected their hibernation patterns, waking them up at the wrong time of year, before there is enough food around. One additional factor is new roads and building developments constructed in their habitat, which is unable for them to live comfortable like normal.