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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

Twitcher in the Swamp

By - Peter Marren

"Twitcher felt obliged to wait until the outcome of the referendum on independence for Scotland before drafting his usual bimonthly despatch. The implications for British Wildlife of a 'yes' vote were appalling. We could hardly carry on with that name, nor could we call it 'British and Scottish Wildlife' either. By including the name of independent Scotland there would be a clamour from our Welsh, Northern Irish and perhaps Cornish readers for equal treatment. Oh, and possiblly from the English, too, who tend to be overlooked in matters of this sort. Scottish, Welsh, Irish (Northern) and English Wildlife? Unfortunately, the very necesary acronym would be SWINE, which really would not do at all."

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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