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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 04.5 June 1993

Back from the Brink – Conserving our Rarest Flowering Plants

By - Peter Marren, Tim Rich

The latest revision of the Red Data Book for wild flowers will list some 340 species which it characterists as 'rare', 'vulnerable' or 'endangered' - roughly one quarter of the British flora. That is not in itself an indication that anything is wrong. There are perfectly natural reasons why some species will always be rare: plants at the edge of their natural range; plants with highly specialised lives or which live in unusual habitats; 'relict' species left stranded on cliffs or mountain tops by changing conditions and the shift of time.

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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