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Matthew Oates, National Trust

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Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist

Twitcher in the Swamp

By - Peter Marren

"Well, here we go again. Tally ho! Tony is having another go at banning hunting. He says that the only reason he hasn't banned it already is that he had run out of parliamentary time. I thought that it had been something to do with the 300,000-strong countryside march in London last March and the conversion of nice Mr Meacher to our cause. They might have been a model of citizenly behaviour, but every man Jack (and girl Jill, natch) of the marchers would love to have thrown Tony and his bunch of cap-touching jobsworths, small-time toad-impersonators and all-round professional berks into the Thames. Now we shall have to go back and do it all over again."

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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