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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 10.3 February 1999

Ecological Genetics, Conservation and Extinction – a case study with frogs and toads

By - Susan P Hitchings

The problem of managing habitat successfully for wildlife is familiar to all conservationists. Many wardens will also have encountered severe, and sometimes irresolvable, difficulties in perpetuating rare species. That the answer to these problems may lay in genetics and not land management might never have been realised, although the phenomenon has been well documented in cases such as the Cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus (O'Brien et al. 1983), and the Florida Panther, Puma concolor coryi (Hendrick 1995), while Avise & hamrick (1996) have supplied a range of reviews on the subject.

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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