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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 05.6 August 1994

The ‘Natural Aspect’ of the National Trust

By - Katherine Hearn

Every time I read that 1 million people in the UK are members of conservation organisations (e.g. Birds Magazine, Summer 1994) I am disappointed. Obviously the National Trust (2.2 million members) is not counted as one. Why not? The assumption seems to be that it is not possible for one body to run historic houses and conserve nature. The Trust often publishes its land-ownership statistics (currently 238,989ha) and it is known that many members join because they like coastal footpaths and the countryside, so isn't there a link between, for example, the Trust's 880km of coast, beautiful countryside and wildlife.

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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