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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 26.1 October 2014

The long-term view

By - Simon Barnes

As British Wildlife begins its second quarter-century, the author considers the possible future that lies ahead, and whether conservationists are up for the challenge.

The problem with making predictions about wildlife and conservation is that it is not so much a test of knowledge as one of temperament. Or even mood. I mean, are you a rainforest-halfdestroyed sort of a person? Or do you think the rainforest is half-saved? 

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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