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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 11.4 April 2000

Heathlands in an urban setting - effects of urban development on heathlands of south-east Dorset

By - Lesley Haskins

The once extensive Dorset heathlands have been reduced over the centuries as a result of changing land use. In the east of the county, it is urban development which has been the prime cause of reduction and here the remaining heaths are strongly influenced by an array of factors, many of which would have been quite alien to the characters that populated the novels of Thomas Hardy.

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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