- 235 The colourful lives and times of British and Irish wrasses
- 243 Natural reflections
- 244 Comment: The new ‘Locust Years’ of ancient-woodland destruction
- 251 Habitat management news
- 253 Rare plants: where human and natural history meet
- 261 Wild story
- 262 In natural processes we trust: rewilding and freshwater-wetland restoration
- 273 The Strawberry Tree
- 274 Making friends with natural enemies: a history of biocontrol in Britain
- 281 How to be wild
- 282 Wildlife reports
- 303 Conservation news
- 309 Changing perspectives
- 311 Book review: The Book of Wilding: A Practical Guide to Rewilding Big and Small
- 312 Book review: Black Ops & Beaver Bombing: Adventures with Britain’s Wild Mammals
Articles in this issue
Making friends with natural enemies: a history of biocontrol in BritainInvasive species cost the UK economy billions of pounds annually, and attempts to tackle them can be time consuming, impermeant and, occasionally, harmful to the environment. One potential low-cost and low-impact approach to reducing the harm caused by invasives is biocontrol – the introduction of specialist predators or parasites present in the invasive species’ homeSee more
Featuresin this issue
Book review: Black Ops & Beaver Bombing: Adventures with Britain’s Wild Mammals
Mammals occupy a somewhat unique space in British natural history. Despite being the most popular species group in cultural terms globally, with large charismatic megafauna taking the (pun excused) lion’s share in funding and popular appeal, conservation interest in the UK is dominated more by the birds, butterflies and wildflowers. Our relatively low species diversity,
Book review: The Book of Wilding: A Practical Guide to Rewilding Big and Small
The great success of Isabella Tree’s Wilding and the Knepp Wildland project which it described now leads to a book designed to promote and guide rewilding as an approach to nature conservation everywhere. The authors’ experience at Knepp remains prominent, but we also hear about rewilding projects elsewhere in Britain and abroad. Guidance is given
Conservation news covers a damning report from the Office for Environmental Protection on lack of progress made by the UK government towards its green targets, an update on the Sustainable Farming Scheme in Wales, the return of beavers to the Cairngorms National Park, and all the other major developments from the past two months.
The Wildlife reports cover the invasion of Waxwings during winter 2023/24; the autumn arrival of a number of Common Green Darner dragonflies, transatlantic wanderers last seen in Britain in 1998; a roundup of notable sawfly records from the 2023 field season; some concerning trends for Britain’s alpine and woodland-associated slime moulds, and much more.
Habitat management news
Habitat management news covers lessons on the landscape-scale impact of deer culling on regeneration of pinewoods in the Cairngorms, and a modelling study on the effects of different approaches to habitat restoration on communities of, and interactions between, different species groups.
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