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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 05.1 October 1993

The Return of the Polecat

By - Johnny Birks

The late 20th century is proving to be a time of cautious optimism for people interested in Britain's scarcer predatory mammals. The Otter, Lutra lutra, is creepingback along our waterways following its presticide-induced decline in the 1960s. Much less heralded, yet arguably more exciting, is the recovery of three outlaws from 19th-century sporting Britain: the Pine Marten, Martes martes, Wildcat, Felis silvestris, and Polecat, Mustela putorius.

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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