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Habitat management news

By - William J Sutherland

The New Forest contains internationally important epiphytic lichen communities. The reduction in the use of Holly, Ilex aquifolium, as a winter fodder combined with a reduction in browsing intensity has resulted in a thick understorey of Holly within many pasture woodlands. The thick shade produced by the Holly prevents the growth of all but a few common lichen species.

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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