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As a quarter of UK native mammals face extinction, here’s how your garden can help

Here's how to ensure your garden is wildlife-friendly to help endangered animals thrive: iStock/The Independent
Here’s how to ensure your garden is wildlife-friendly to help endangered animals thrive: iStock/The Independent

According to the Mammal Society, a UK charity supporting mammal conservation, 11 of 47 animals native to Britain are at risk of becoming extinct “imminently”.

In the first official Red List for British mammals, creatures most at risk include hedgehogs, red squirrel, water voles, hazel dormouse and the grey long-eared bat.

The list has been authorised by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) which identifies globally endangered species such as tigers and elephants.

Habitat loss, degradation, historical persecution and invasive non-native species

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How to Make Your Garden Safe for Pets

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You’d do anything to keep your pet safe and healthy—and with warm weather on on its way, you’re probably itching to get outdoors more. But with so many temptations for pets in your garden, it’s smart to know what risks exist. “Cats and dogs are naturally curious,” says Debbie Chew, DVM, veterinarian at East Greenbush Animal Hospital in East Greenbush, New York. “Even animals that haven’t previously eaten anything may do so because they’re exploring. Young dogs are especially inquisitive.”

Here’s how to make your garden a safer place for your four-legged family members:

If you

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