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Foot-and-mouth and birdwatching

01 March 2001
Comments Editorials Foot-and-mouth is the latest in a series of body blows to British farming in recent years. The outbreak of this disease has, however, had ramifications the effects of which extend far beyond those people directly involved with the livestock industry. T...
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Looking back

01 March 2001
Comments Other ON January 17th, 1926, under twenty-three degrees of frost, I drove seventy miles on the chance of seeing an "eagle," which, for the past three weeks, had been frequenting some woods in north Essex.  ...
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Notes

01 March 2001
Comments Notes On 25th January 1996, on a brief visit to Fareham, Hampshire, I stopped to look at the mudflats. From my car, I saw a number of plastic bags that contained what looked like kitchen waste. The larger bags held several smaller polythene bags. ...
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Letters

01 March 2001
Comments Letters I was not terribly reassured by any of the comments of Mark Avery (Brit Birds 93: 500) in reply to my criticism of the pilot Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis cull and the rationale behind it (93: 394-396). Rather disturbingly, the RSPB's Director of Conse...
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News and Comment

01 March 2001
Comments News and comment RSPB Scotland is pressing the Scottish Parliament and Executive to promote large-scale wetlands as a basis for f lood prevention, as well as improving the incentives in agri-environment schemes for positive floodplain management. With predictions that ...
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Reviews

01 March 2001
Comments Reviews MIGRATION AND INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION OF WADERS: research and conservation on north Asian, African and European flyways International Wader Studies 10. 1998. 500 pages. ISSN 1354-9944. Paperback, £35.00. Copies available from International Wader St...
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Monthly marathon

01 March 2001
Comments Other Another gull (Laridae), obviously! My commiserations to the unfortunate participants in this competition who do not immediately jump up and down with excitement over the prospect of yet another gull challenge, assuming, that is, that there are some lef...
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