Bottlenose dolphins found in the South West and Scotland could be wiped out within the next 10 years, the Wildlife Trust claimed last week.

The trust, a partnership of 47 wildlife protection agencies across the UK, held a parliamentary reception last week to present evidence of the continuing destruction of marine habitats and the damage done to populations of dolphins, porpoises, fish and corals. The report Our Dying Seas? calls for new marine laws and the establishment of a single government ministry for sustainable management of marine resources.

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