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In time the influence of the HS2 corridor would extend across far more of the surrounding countryside. The railway line itself could be a huge barrier to wildlife movement and a serious threat to more mobile species such as owls, bats and badgers. One way of mitigating this problem would be land bridges across the tracks. Here the detailed knowledge of local naturalists can help to ensure that they are sited in the best places, increasing the chances needs to be considered very carefully. Safety will be paramount and this provides an opportunity for sanctuary land with almost no human disturbance.

MAKING A MEADOW According to one botanical definition, a meadow is “an area of grassland maintained at the sub-climax stage by mowing”. To explain this, let’s take a grassy field and do absolutely nothing to it. Within a few years, vigorous plants like docks, hogweed and bramble start taking over. Soon after, woody shrubs like hawthorn and blackthorn begin to grow, transforming the field into scrub. Eventually trees such as ash and sycamore become established and our field turns into woodland. Without any management, this is the ‘climax’ vegetation that will ultimately form.

They helped reduce the bycatch of turtles by 64 per cent, with no reduction in the target catch of guitarfish off Peru’s northern coast. The area is used by green, olive ridley, hawksbill, loggerhead and leatherback turtles. AGENDA NEWS MyAGENDA CONSERVATION VOLUNTEER CHALK STREAMS NEED CAREFUL MANAGEMENT IF THE WILDLIFE THAT LIVES IN AND AROUND THEM IS TO THRIVE, SAYS THE RETIRED ENGINEER BRUCE HAYLLAR. Illegal demand for bushmeat has fuelled the decline of lowland gorillas. GRAUER’S DECLINE The lowland cousins to the more famous mountain gorillas are in a downward spiral.

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