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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 13.1 October 2001

The Coppice for Butterflies Challenge: a targeted grant scheme for threatened species

By - Martin Warren, Susan Clarke, Fred Currie

Woodlands support over thre-quarters of all British butterfly species, ranging from specialists that breed in the canopy or clearings in woods to widespread grassland species that can find suitable conditions in sunny woodland rides. The most threatened British species require early successional habitats such as newly cleared or felled areas, where they breed on foodplants growing in sunny conditions on the woodland floor (Asher et al. 2001).

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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