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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

Comment: Pressure mounts against the continuing use of lead ammunition

By - Ian Newton

There are growing calls to phase out the use of lead-based ammunition because of the known negative impacts of lead ingestion on the health of humans and wild animals. Ian Newton provides a summary of what is currently known about the effects of lead in the environment.

Lead ammunition is still widely used for game-hunting in Britain, despite alternatives being available and ever-accumulating evidence for adverse effects of ingested lead on human health and wild-bird populations

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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