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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 07.6 August 1996

Changing Perceptions of the Dark-bellied Brent Goose

By - Juliet Vickery, William J Sutherland

As our culture has changed over time so have our perceptions of many wild animals. Whales, once purely of economic interest, are now valued as intelligent animals with complex social and communication systems. Wolves, once routinely trapped, shot and poisoned, are now being reintroduced in some countries in recognition of their role in natural ecosystems. Not only do perceptions about species vary over time but they may also vary between differnet sectors of society.

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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