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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 11.1 October 1999

Wicken Fen - the restoration of a wetland nature reserve

By - Laurie Friday, Adrian Colston

Wiken Fen National Nature Reserve is one of Britain's oldest nature reserves. The first plot of land (2 acres/0.6ha) was acquired by the fledgling National Trust on 1st May 1899, and, through 56 separate conveyances over the course of the 20th century, the reserve now occupies 323ha. In this paper, we look back from the vantage point of Wicken Fen's centenary year at some of the changes that have occurred during the period of National Trust ownership and consider how to proceed over the next 100 years.

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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