The magazine for the modern naturalist About Contact Back issues Shop Help Subscribe

"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

From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 22.4 April 2011

The importance of Breckland for biodiversity

By - Paul Dolman, Hannah Mossman, Chris Panter, Neal Armour-chelu, Bev Nichols, Tim Pankhurst

Breckland, covering 1,020kmof eastern England, has a rich and unique assemblage of wildlife, which includes Mediterranean and continental steppe species found nowhere else in the UK, as well as heathland and coastal rarities. Whilst the region has long been known for its amazing natural history, more recently it has been overlooked: 'it fascinates but few, but those who have come under its spell are its slaves' (Clarke 1925).

Buy this issue Subscribe now

"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