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Thousands march in London to urge leaders to tackle wildlife crisis

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🗞️ Driving the news: Thousands marched through central London on Saturday, demanding stronger action on the UK’s wildlife crisis
• The rally featured speeches from notable figures like Chris Packham and Emma Thompson, as well as performances and poetry readings

🔭 The context: The UK faces severe biodiversity loss, with one in six species at risk of extinction
• Environmental groups criticize the government for insufficient policies and broken promises on wildlife protection

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Addressing the wildlife crisis is crucial for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem health
• Effective action can mitigate broader environmental issues linked to climate change and habitat loss

⏭️ What's next: Environmental groups urge the government to implement robust policies to halt wildlife decline by 2030
• Continued public pressure and activism are expected to push for more decisive actions

💬 One quote: “The mission from the start was to bring all of these groups together so that they focus on their similarities and forget about their differences,” said naturalist Chris Packham

📈 One stat: The UK is one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world, with one in six species at risk of extinction

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