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Comment - Grazing for nature conservation: rising to the challenge

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Virtually all grassland, heathland and pasture-woodland habitats in Britain are dependent on grazing. The exceptions are montane grasslands above the tree line, some inland cliff and gorge systems, some wetlands and those maritime heath and grassland communities which are maintained by natural proceses and conditions. These apart, out present-day grass-lands, heaths and pasture woodlands are essentially the product of centuries of burning, cutting and drainage, in combination with near-continuous grazing and browsing, particularly by domesticated stock.

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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