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Comment: Lapwings, farming and Environmental Stewardship

By - Philip Merricks

The Lapwing Vanellus vanellus is to many people the most evocative of farmland birds. Known as the farmer's friend, its fortunes in Britain have been inextricably bound up with farming practices, and as agriculture greatly intensified from the 1950s to the 1980s Lapwing numbers, sadly, declined. 

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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