By Emma Howard

Climate change and habitat loss pushing species to the brink, with pollinators and natural pest controllers most at risk, analysis of 39 years of records shows

A decline in wildlife is threatening core functions of the ecosystem that are vital for human wellbeing, researchers behind an unprecedented study of biodiversity in the UK have warned.

Climate change and habitat loss are leading to a reduction in biodiversity, with species that act as pollinators and natural pest controls most at risk, the study in the journal Nature Communications shows.