British Wildlife 13.5 June 2002

Bird communities on chalk grassland – a case study of Salisbury Plain Training Area

Chalk grassland is one of the most ecologically diverse wildlife habitats to be found in Britain. It is also one of the most threatened. There is a lack of comprehensive data relating to the rate of loss, but an assessment of chalk grassland in Dorset found that over 50% had been lost between the mid-1950s and the early 1990s (UK Biodiversity Group 1998).

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