British Wildlife 13.6 August 2002

Importance of habitat quality and isolation. Implications for the management of butterflies in fragmented landscapes

A major priority for the conservation of wildlife is to understand why extinction rates of insects have exceeded those of vertebrates and plants in Europe during the 20th century (Thomas 1991). These losses have occurred across cultivated landscapes, and understanding the processes involved is essential is we are to be effective in conserving this important group of animals. 

Habitat management news Conserving the Marsh Fritillary in Britain
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