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These species are thriving again in Europe

Red kites have been reintroduced in England. Image: REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Sean Fleming

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The number of endangered species is rising.
The number of endangered species is rising. Image: Statista

Hazel dormouse
The hazel dormouse in the UK is the subject of a 30-year monitoring programme. Image: PTES

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A red kite flys over the Chiltern Hills near Lewknor, southern England, February 25, 2008. The red kite became extinct in England around the end of the nineteenth century. However according to the RSPB there are now over 200 breeding pairs in the area and in the last two decades they have been re-introduced to England and Scotland with magnificent results.
A red kite flies over the Chiltern Hills near Lewknor, southern England. Image: REUTERS/ Eddie Keogh

European Bison
A European Bison Image: Talks Presenters 09 at English Wikipedia / CC BY-SA

The grey wolf
Anti-hunting laws and habitat protection have helped boost wolf numbers across much of Europe. Image: European Commission

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