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Butterfly effect: why Britain is suddenly all of a flutter

Publié par Clifford Armion le 16/05/2011

Kunal Dutta

"Three sodden summers brought many butterflies to the brink of extinction. But now Britain's most endangered species are making a comeback thanks to 2010's Indian summer and conservation efforts.

"Research from the Butterfly Conservation charity suggests the Adonis blue, wood white and the marsh fritillary have increased in numbers. The findings mark a success for conservation efforts such as the Great British Butterfly Hunt, The Independent's campaign, which drew the support of Sir David Attenborough.

"Butterfly experts are cautiously optimistic that if Britain has a similar summer this year, some of the most threatened species could make a significant recovery after populations plummeted in recent years because of bad weather, habitat loss and intensive farming. Continuous or heavy rain makes its hard for butterflies to survive because the temperature is usually too low for them to fly."

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"Butterfly effect: why Britain is suddenly all of a flutter", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2011. Consulté le 25/06/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/butterfly-effect-why-britain-is-suddenly-all-of-a-flutter