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Comment: Conservation on the Global Stage – The Habitats Directive, the Biodiversity Convention and the UK

By - Tony Juniper

Arrangements giving legal effect in the UK to the European Union (EU) 'Habitats Directive' (see Box 1) and United Nations (UN) 'Biodiversity Convention' (see Box 3) have been agreed by the British Government. This article summarises the main requirements of the new international conservation instruments, reports on the UK's means of meeting them and briefs readers on the principal concerns of conservation groups.

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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