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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 11.6 August 2000

On the trail of the Spined Loach: developing a conservation plan for a poorly known species

By - Martin Perrow, Adrian Jowitt

With its inclusion on Annex II of the EC Habitats and Species Directive, Spined Loach Cobitis taenia, a small bottom-dwelling fish, has leapt from obscurity to be a focus of conservation attention alongside more familiar species such as Otter Lutra lutra, Marsh Fritillary butterfly Eurodryas aurinia and Fen Orchid Liparis loeselii. Under the Directive, EU Member States have a duty to ensure the favourable conservation status of listed species.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

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"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