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Europe's key animals 'recovering'

26 September 2013 Last updated at 20:21 BST

Species such as bears, wolves, lynx, eagles and vultures have increased in numbers across continental Europe in the past 50 years, a report suggests.

Conservationists say they think protection, curbs on hunting and people moving away from rural areas and into cities have helped the animals, some of Europe's key species, to recover.

Rebecca Morelle reports.