December 2003 – vol. 96, issue 12, pp 661–663 The Government's apparent decision to kill off its conservation watchdog in England is a grim case of history repeating itself. It is barely a decade since the then Conservative Government scrapped the UK-wide Nature Conservancy Council in 1991, at the same time creating Scottish Natural Heritage, the Countryside Council for Wales and English Nature. Now, English Nature faces the chop from the pres... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.