Twenty-First Century Seabirds

01 January 1999
Comments Main paper During the twentieth century, the general attitude towards seabirds in Britain has, in parallel with global priorities, changed from one of exploitation of a valuable resource, to one of preservation of a valuable asset. The coasts and islands of Brita...
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Letters

01 January 1999
Comments Letters Since the re-establishment in Britain of some lost species under pressure elsewhere, and the introduction of lots of aliens, has proved so successful, surely it is time to consider resurrecting the most spectacular of our `disappeared', the Dalmatian P...
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Looking back

01 January 1999
Comments Other `I have been fortunate in being able to arrange for the addition of Mr. J. D. Wood, B.A., M.B.O.U., to the British Birds staff. Mr. Wood is an assistant master at Leighton Park School, Reading... and... will take over most of the routine editorial work...
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Reviews

01 January 1999
Comments Reviews By J. S. Ash & J. E. Miskell. Colour plates by Martin Woodcock. Pica Press, Mountfield, 1998. 336 pages; 5 colour plates; 24 black-and-white plates; 654 distribution maps. ISBN 1-873403-58-5. £40. The ornithology of Somalia has been the least well...
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Recent reports

01 January 1999
Comments News and comment BY The text summarises reports for the period 9th-30th November 1998. The text and photographs relate to unchecked reports, not authenticated records. As well as our regular, up-to-date reports on recent records of rarities and exceptional movements of...
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News and Comment

01 January 1999
Comments News and comment With the increasing emphasis on pesticides (e.g. Brit. Birds 91: 163), it is perhaps timely to highlight the role of the UK Wildlife Incident Investigations Scheme (WIIS), run by the UK's Agricultural Departments. The WIIS investigates deaths of wildli...
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Announcements

01 January 1999
Comments Editorials To provide public acknowledgment of the high quality of local, county and regional bird reports, and to encourage and promote high standards of content and production of annual publications in Britain and Ireland. Established in 1991. Entries should in...
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