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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 11.4 April 2000

As dull as ditch water? Managing ditches for wildlife

By - Duncan Painter

Ditches are ubiquitous features of Britain's lowland wetlands. In the past, networks of ditches have served to conduct water away from fens and marshy areas to permit the exploitation of land for agriculture. Today, however, many of our remaining wetland landscapes are being conserved and, in some places, former wetlands are being restored. In these cases, the function of ditches may be reversed: bringing water onto the site and storing it.

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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