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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 09.1 October 1997

Cumbria – Stronghold of the British Natterjack

By - Brian Banks

Thirty years ago, before people started to become concerned about it, the Natterjack toad, Bufo calamita, was almost completely lost as a breeding species in southern England. Now, as a result of three decades of conservation effort and research (Beebee 1992), it is the amphibian we know most about.

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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