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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 14.1 October 2002

The UK network of Special Protection Areas for birds

By - David Stroud

Through most of the 20th century, a major focus for UK bird conservation was the establishment of protected areas, or nature reserves, in the face of threats of habitat loss and change and, at least initially, in response to threats posed by collectors of eggs and specimens for taxidemy (Massingham 1924).

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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