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The IUCN Red list of threatened species.

http://www.iucnredlist.org/ 

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. With this in mind, I chose to photograph insects which are on the UK Red List of Threatened Species.  Once I started looking into the red list I couldn’t believe the sheer number of insects in the UK that are threatened, endangered or extinct due to man.  One of the main causes of the decline of insects in the UK is down to the loss of habitat and afforestation. 

The aim of this project is to try and bring to the public’s eye not only the beauty of these rare insects that many people will never see but also how important it is that we do not lose these species in the UK. 

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