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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 02.4 April 1991

Recovery and Hope for Britain's Rare Species

By - Anthony J Whitten

Why bother to protect a species of animal or plant? Presumably because it is rare, and protection will stop people persecuting or collecting it. This seems very reasonable, but a quick glance down the list of British protected species reveals ones with names such as the Sickle-leaved Hare's-ear, Bupleurum falcatum, and the Lagoon Sandworm, Armandia cirrhosa, which are unlikely to be the targets of midnight kleptomaniacs or destined to hang on a gamekeeper's gibbet.

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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