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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 08.2 December 1996

Trade in British Wildlife – a Review

By - David H W Morgan

The commercial use of wildlife is often considered to be an activity confined to poorer regions of the world where people live in closer touch with nature. In many parts of the world, harvested wild products do form the mainstay of the human diet and are an important feature of local commerce. In industrialised Britain, settled agriculture, factory-created food and utility products and importation of raw materials have all reduced the dependence on local wildlife.

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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