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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 33.8 August 2022

Beinn Eighe: the first the first 70 years of Britain’s original National Nature Reserve

By - Ian Sargent

Beinn Eighe was declared Britain’s first National Nature Reserve in 1951, and is now celebrating its 70th anniversary year. Ian Sargent looks back over the history of the reserve and describes how management has changed, how monitoring has progressed to assess both herbivore impacts and the outcomes of management, and the wildlife of Beinn Eighe.

What makes a place special for nature? An indication that somewhere is home to notable species, habitats or geology may be its statutory designation as an SSSI in the UK, for example, or its European designation as Special Protection Area (SPA) or Special Area for Conservation (SAC), all selected in accordance with specific criteria. Other special places may have a European Diploma for Protected Areas or the status of National Scenic Area or UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

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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