Ecology and Conservation

As part of the on-going Species Status Assessment Project with Natural England and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), a review of the scarce and threatened Dung beetles and Chafers has been completed. The results indicate an alarming decline in our Dung beetle fauna. Just over 25% of UK Dung beetles are ‘Nationally Rare’ and four species may have become extinct in the past 50 years. The full report is available to download from the Natural England website.