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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 03.2 December 1991

The Management and Creation of Reedbeds - especially for rare birds

By - Diana Ward, John Andrews

Common Reed, Phragmites australis, occurs throughout the UK but very few stands are of significant conservation value. The hydrology, structure or size of most reedbeds is unsuitable to support the scarce plants, invertebrates or birds which depend on them. Where their value could be restored and maintained by management, the costs of doing so can be high. However, some may be recovered by linking in with the commercial sale of reed.

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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