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 22.6 August 2011

The Defra White Paper on the Natural Environment: laudable ambitions, but timid actions

By - Graham Tucker, David Baldock

Despite some recent conservation successes, there is little doubt that the status of British wildlife remains an issue of considerable concern. For example, although the programme to improve the condition of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) was perhaps the most important and successful conservation initiative for several decades (Kirby et al. 2010), only 37% of SSSI area in England is currently in Favourable condition (Natural England 2011). 

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