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The latest thing endangered by Brexit? Britain’s rich biodiversity

George Eustice recently stressed that there was “no point leaving the EU to keep everything the same.” But the purpose of supranational law is to act as the floor, not the ceiling—and we can expect a lowering of protections

By Stephanie Wray  

In the late 20th century, rewilding efforts saw populations of wild wolves in Poland expand. By 2000 they had crossed the border into Germany. In 2017 a young female wolf travelled 500km from Germany into Denmark and met male wolves there, and now Denmark has its own company of wolves.

The ecological reality is that nature doesn’t respect geopolitical boundaries. Species cross borders, and that means…

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