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Matthew Oates, National Trust

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Michael McCarthy, The Independent

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Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist

Comment: We plough the fields, but what do we scatter? A look at the science and practice of grassland restoration

By - Andrew Jones

Britain's species-rich plant communities of semi-natural pastures and traditional meadows have been decimated in recent years, and their restoration is now one of the core activities of the Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) process. In order to achieve the BAP targets, grants are now widely availiable through sources such as the Heritage Lottery Fund and through various agri-environmental schemes. It is argued, however, that despite the well-meaning efforts to develop innovative restoration methods there has been a tendency to adopt agricultural solutions to what is, essentially, an ecological problem.

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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