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Matthew Oates, National Trust

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Michael McCarthy, The Independent

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Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist

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By - Mark Avery

"Before Greece jomed the EU, in 1981, and long before Spain and Portugal arrived, in 1986, the Directive 79/409/ EEC, known to its friends as the Birds Directive, came into force, in April 1979, Thirteen years later, in May 1992, when the EU was still a cluster of 12 western European countries (and Greece), we acquired the Habitats Directive, drafted largely by a UK former civil servant and MEP, one Stanley Johnson (yes, the 5le of Boris of that ilk). The rationale for the nature directives was partly that Europe?s wildlife was a shared resource that should be protected as part of ourjoint cultural heritage (like football, opera and cheese) but also, probably more importantly, that in a common market there should be common standards of environmental regulation."

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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