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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 06.5 June 1995

The Coypu in Britain

By - Simon Smith

Britain contains a relatively high number of naturalised animals. Of these, the Coypu, Myocastor coypus, which became establised in East Anglia after escaping from fur farms, provides one of the classic examples of the detrimental introduced animals can have on a natural ecosystem. For almost 60 years it was part of Britain's natural history, but from 1981 it was the subject of an eradication campaign.

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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