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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 30.3 February 2019

What can reserves deliver for conservation in lowland cultural landscapes? A case study of Bradfield Woods NNR

By - Rob Fuller, Dorothy Casey, Simone Bullion

Nature conservation in the UK has traditionally focused on the designation and management of reserves for the protection of particular species or communities. Some have, however, questioned whether this method remains appropriate, or whether we should instead look to new, more dynamic approaches such as rewilding. Using Bradfield Woods NNR (Suffolk) as an example, Rob Fuller, Dorothy Casey and Simone Bullion demonstrate the continued relevance of ‘traditional’ reserves, and explain why they must form an integral part of our future conservation strategy.

As nature conservation gathered pace during the 20th century, the numbers of protected sites grew. The creating of nature reserves and the establishing of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) were vital in trying to stem the massive losses of special places

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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