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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 07.4 April 1996

The Demise of Butterflies in the New Forest

By - Matthew Oates

For more than a hundred years the New Forest was revered by entomologists as the premier venue for the collecting of Lepidoptera in Britain. Out of the 2,250 or so species of butterflies and moths on the British list, no fewer than 1,234 have been recorded in the New Forest (English Nature Invertebrate Site Register data). 

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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