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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 10.6 August 1999

Sea cliff slopes and combes - their management for nature conservation

By - Matthew Oates

Britain's sea cliff slops and the seaward sectors of coastal valleys contain exceptionally rich wildlife habitats. In generic terms they can be called 'coastal slopes'. They support a diverse and often specialist flora which occurs in various grassland, heathland, wetland, woodland and scrub communities. They also have a significant breeding bird fauna which is distinct from that of steep sea cliffs, as well as a wide diversity of invertebrates, many of which are thermophilous ('warmth-loving) specialists which are largely or wholly restricted to coastal habitats.

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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