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Neonicotinoid pesticides may be linked to declining butterfly populations, scientists have warned. Findings from the first scientific study to suggest that neonicotinoid pesticides may have a negative effect on UK butterfly populations were published on Tuesday (24 November). The study was conducted by the Universities of Stirling and Sussex in partnership with Butterfly Conservation and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. See also: Neonicotinoid ban ‘may be permanent’ The study found population trends of 15 butterfly species showed declines associated […]
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