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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 01.4 April 1990

European Butterflies on the Brink

By - Martin Warren

Throughout Europe, butterflies are disappearing at an alarming rate, possibly faster than any other form of wildlife. Moreover, it seems that their declines are set to accelerate over the next few decades because most species cannot withstand the rapidity of the changes now affecting Europe's countryside. Their future is inextricably linked with man's use of the land, but we are only just beginning to understand the full extent of their human dependence and its implications for their chances of survival.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist