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The increasing importance of monitoring wildlife responses to habitat management
Redgrave and Lopham Fen NNR, Suffolk. An
example of large-scale wetland-habitat restoration,
undertaken in the 1990s by Suffolk Wildlife Trust,
which has created a mosaic of reedswamp, sedge
fen, lagoons, wet scrub and woodland. Rob Fuller
approaches to information exchange on shared
problems and opportunities.
These ideas were developed under a partnership,
funded by The Tubney Trust, between the British
Trust for Ornithology and The Wildlife Trusts to
develop the WildSurveys online recording system.
We are grateful to the many people who have
participated in discussions, but would like especially
to thank the following people from the Wildlife
Trust movement: Elizabeth Biott, Steve Bloomfield,
Dorothy Casey, Andy Fairbairn, Kiff Hancock, Jim
Horsfall, Debbie Lewis, Graeme Lyons, Nick Millar,
Paul Tinsley-Marshall, Phillip Whelpdale, Tony
Whitbread and Helen Woodman. BTO staff who
have been closely engaged with the project are Mark
Hammond, Dave Turvey, Andy Musgrove, David
Noble and Su Gough.
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Rob Fuller was a Science Director at the BTO for
more than 20 years and has led the BTO’s work
on developing WildSurveys. Matthew Marshall is
the WildSurveys project officer for The Wildlife
Trusts and is also the Selwood Living Landscape
Programme Manager for the Somerset Wildlife
Trust. Brian Eversham is the Chief Executive of the
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire
& Northamptonshire. Paul Wilkinson is Head of
Living Landscapes for The Wildlife Trusts. Karen
Wright is Associate Director (Information Systems)
at the BTO.
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