April 1983 – vol. 76, issue 4, pp 197–199 Opinions expressed in this feature are not necessarily those of 'British Birds' The Verney affair. Many conservationists were shocked to learn that Sir Ralph Verney is not to be reappointed Chairman of the Nature Conservancy Council when his term expires this April. This is widely seen as a political sacking following the NCC's decision to designate West Sedgemoor a Site of Special Scientific I... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.