The curious case of Britain’s wildlife revival

Independent: It's been one of the few "good news" stories of the summer: otters can now be found in every English county. This elusive mammal has made an extraordinary comeback since the dark days of the 1970s, when it almost went extinct in England and Wales and could only be found in a few remote corners of Scotland. Nowadays otters can be seen on rivers all over Britain, including such unexpected places as the River Tyne, in the very centre of Newcastle. The reason for the otter's post-war decline was......

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