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Europe's key animals 'making a comeback'

Europe's key animals 'making a comeback

A fascinating piece of analysis carried out by the Zoological Society of London, Birdlife and the European Bird Census Council has revealed that key European animals such as bears, wolves and lynx and birds including eagles and vultures have increased in numbers over the last 50 years.

0m4ujlxzbo9xgpg.jpgThe Society have attributed the increasing numbers down to improved protection measures, tighter controls on hunting and an increase in people moving from the country side to become city dwellers.

Frans Schepers, the Society's director, said: "People have this general picture of Europe that we've lost all our nature and our wildlife.

"And I think what the rest of the world can learn from this is that conservation actually works. If we have the resources, a proper strategy, if we use our efforts, it actually works.”

So, if you go down to the woods today, you might get a big surprise...

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