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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 21.2 December 2009

The return of the native: loss and repatriation of the Short-haired Bumblebee Bombus subterraneus

By - Nikki Gammans, Mike Edwards, Brian Banks

It is well known that bumblebees have been declining in the UK and Europe over the past 60 years. This is because of the loss of extensive areas of suitable foraging habitat (Edwards & Williams 2004), including 98% of our flower-rich hay meadows. 

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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