HS2 will destroy or damage hundreds of UK wildlife sites, says report

  The Guardian 
Survey reveals internationally protected natural habitats are among the areas at risk HS2 will destroy or irreparably damage five internationally protected wildlife sites, 693 local wildlife sites,108 ancient woodlands and 33 legally protected sites of special scientific interest, according to the most comprehensivesurvey of its impact on wildlife. Swaths of other irreplaceable natural habitat will be lost to the new high-speed line , with endangered wildlife such as willow tit, white-clawed crayfish and dingy skipper butterfly at risk of local extinction. Continue reading...
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