Endangered songbird’s numbers rise 25%

Guardian: Wildlife-friendly farming has helped the population of one Britain's most threatened songbirds increase by 25% in the last seven years, it was announced today. The cirl bunting, which was once found across large parts of southern England, is now restricted to a small area of the south Devon and Cornish coast, the RSPB and Natural England said. Populations crashed in the second half of the last century, largely as a result of intensive agriculture. There were 118 known pairs in ......

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