This feature was started in 1963 by R. P. Cordero, who three years later was compelled by the pressure of his activities to relinquish it to J. L. F. Parslow, who, in turn, on his appointment to the Nature Conservancy, handed over to Robert Hudson in March 1968. Robert Hudson, who faces many other pressures, has now asked to be relieved. We are especially grateful to him, not only for bearing the


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