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Matthew Oates, National Trust

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Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist

Comment - Agriculture and wildlife conservation: accident or design?

By - Alan Albery

In the ten fields of the 20-acrea (8ha) north Hampshire smallholding which I manage as a nature reserve are many of the elements of the history of the expansions and recessions of the agricultural land-use and economy of lowland agriculture over the last 400 years. This article looks at the effect of the ebb and flow of agricultural fortunes on this fragment of land and the problems of managing it for wildlife in the late 20th century.

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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