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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 30.1 October 2018

Beneath the trees – a case study of wild woods and tame fields

By - James Robertson

‘Rewilding’ is currently a hot topic in conservation, but it has been happening for decades, virtually unnoticed, in the many abandoned pockets of land across the country. James Robertson describes how the landscape and wildlife of north-west Wales have been shaped by agricultural and forestry policy over the past two centuries.

In the introduction to his father’s book, The Story of a Norfolk Farm (Williamson 1986), Richard Williamson wrote that, when his father started farming in Norfolk in 1937, talk of damage to wildlife from agri-business was inconceivable. British farming was bankrupt.

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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