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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 02.2 December 1990

Common Land and Nature Conservation in England and Wales

By - Ian Francis, Nicola Penford

Everyone has an image of a common; to a town dweller it is the much-cherished local open space, often used for exercising the dog, birdwatching or jogging. To the upland farmer it is the moor adjacent to the farm, with grazing rights passed down from previous generations. To a nature conservationist, however, commons are becoming an increasingly important stronghold for wildlife habitats that are rapidly declining throughout England and Wales, but which find protection under the complexities of common land law.

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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