News and comment

01 August 1994
Comments News and comment SERIOUSLY CONCERNED that the seas around our island are suffering from neglect and mismanagement, the RSPB, in launching its Marine Life Campaign, says urgent action is needed to protect the most important areas for wildlife and promote the sustainable...
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News and comment

01 July 1994
Comments News and comment IF EVER PROOF WERE NEEDED that campaigning works, this must be it. When, in spring 1993, the new President of Cyprus revoked his predecessor's antishooting legislation, Bill Oddie and Derek Moore, two well-known names with a long history of campaigning...
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News and comment

01 June 1994
Comments News and comment WE WERE DISTURBED to learn that no Siberian Cranes Grus leucogeranus appeared at Bharatpur (Uttar Pradesh) in winter 1993/94. The famous Indian wildlife sanctuary has, it seems, lost one of its most famous birds, after a steady period of decline dating...
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Letters

01 November 1993
Comments Letters Red-crested Pochard hybrids. The occurrence of hybrids involving Red-crested Pochards Netta rufina may not be so unusual as is suggested by A. H. J. Harrop's note (Brit. Birds 86: 130). A. P. Gray (1958) recorded hybrids with 11 species of the genus An...
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Short Reviews

01 June 1986
Comments Reviews The Oxford Dictionary of Natural History. Edited by Michael Allaby. (OUP, 1985. £20.00) Despite three years at university studying botany, two studying zoology, and a further three researching in ecology, 90% of the words in this dictionary are still ...
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