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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 07.5 June 1996

Pesticide Poisoning of Wildlife in Britain

By - Ian Johnson

The high level of dependence of farming on chemical pesticides is a modern phenomenon, reflecting the range of products which have become availiable to farmers over the last 50 years. In 1944, 63 pesticides were in use, rising to 819 by 1976. Currently, over 3,400 products are approved under FEPA (The Food and Environment Protection Act 1985) for use in the UK. These include herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides and animal repellents.

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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