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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 29.6 August 2018

Creating a National Ecological Network in Scotland

By - Susan Davies, Jonathan Hughes, Bruce Wilson

Scotland is well positioned to initiate the large-scale creation and restoration of habitats, for the benefit of people and wildlife. Work to increase connectivity has already begun in many areas, and there are exciting opportunities to expand this in future. Susan Davies, Jonathan Hughes and Bruce Wilson summarise some of the key projects and explain how they can be scaled up to deliver a National Ecological Network for Scotland.

We are accustomed to the landscapes and wildlife around us but often without fully appreciating past environmental degradation or the continued pressures from threats such as climate change, agricultural intensification, habitat fragmentation, wetland drainage and the increasing prevalence of pests, diseases and invasive non-native species. These threats are eroding the capacity of ecosystems to provide habitats within which species can thrive, thereby diminishing their function and the vital goods and services that these ecosystems provide for people.

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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