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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 08.6 August 1997

River and Wetland Rehabilitation in the Thames Catchment

By - Alastair Driver

River and wetland management practices have changes significantly in the UK since the mid 1980s, owing partly to growing public concern about the environment and partly to changes in agricultural practices and incentive schemes. These issues have resulted in new 'improved' legislation to safeguard the environment, the most recent of which is The Environment Act (1995) which established the Environment Agency in England and Wales. This Act gave the Environment Agency three primary wildlife duties: (i) To further the conservation of wildlife and landscape when carrying out its water-management function (flood defence, water-resource management, navigation etc.); (ii) To have regard for conservation when carying out its pollution-control and waste-regulation activities; (iii) To promote generally the conservation of wildlife dependent on the aquatic environment.

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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