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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 08.4 April 1997

Man’s Vertebrate Competitors

By - Colin R Tubbs

Human communities have a long history of responding ruthlessly but with only superficial justification to perceived competitors sharing the natural world. Predatory birds and mammals were viewed with suspicion from early times. In Britain the largest of these, the Brown Bear, Ursus arctos, was probably exterminated by the 10th century. The Wolf, Canis lupus, was sytematically persecuted throughout medieval times and was probably extinct in England by the end of the 14th century.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

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"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