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Habitat management news

By - John Day

Restoring a degraded coastal grazing marsh at Lower Raypits, south Essex. Essex Wildlife Trust's reserve of Lower Raypits is located on the south bank of the Crouch estuary adn teh site covers 143ha in total, including intertidal mudflats, saltmarsh and seawall habitats within the Crouch & Roach Estuaries SSSI, Ramsar and SPA. A key habitat within the site is coastal grazing marsh (38ha), although this was much degraded. The fields at Lower Raypits were agriculturally improved grassland and much too dry, and the corresponding value of these for nature conservation was low.

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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