World Wildlife Fund made a shocking announcement that 52 percent of animals in the world have vanished in just a span of 40 years.
Here are some of the British wild life species that are in danger of being extinct:
10. Dormouse. From 1993 to 2010, the numbers of this mammal has dropped by 43 percent.
9. Hedgehogs. From 2003 to 2012, these mammals that usually dwell in British gardens saw a drop in its population by over one third.
8. Willow tit. The population of this once common British bird has dropped by 83 percent since 1995.
7. Harbour Seal. The population of this animal has dropped by 40percent since 2001 due to diseases and culls that help salmon farms.
6. Turtle dove. Its population has dropped by 96 percent since 1970 and expert fear that the species could be extinct in a matter of ten years. Their continuous decline is due to the developments, which destroyed their nesting habitats, hindering the birds’ propagation.
5. Mountain hare. From 1995 to 2010 its population dropped by 52 percent.
4. Red backed shrike. Its population declined by 93 percent since the ‘70s.
3. Scottish wildcat. Only 35 are left of this wild animal out of the hundreds that used to roam the Highlands.
2. Marsh warbler. Its population has fallen by 90 percent since 1973.
1. V-moth. From 1968 to 2007, this once very common animal has seen a drop in its population by 99 percent.