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ECOS Archive
ECOS Edition: 2011

ECOS 32 (1) Spring 2011. Book reviews

Books and play reviewed in this issue: – Mangroves and man-eaters and other wildlife encounters. [...]

ECOS 32 (1) Spring 2011. From understanding to action – the consequences of how we label nature. Clare O’Reilly

Abstract: A recent popular science book on the history of taxonomy (Naming Nature: The Clash [...]

ECOS 32 (1) Spring 2011. Big Birds in the UK: the reintroduction of iconic species. Peter Taylor

Abstract: There has been over three decades of success with reintroduction of large birds, some [...]

ECOS 32 (1) Spring 2011. Wild rights – campaigning for the Tay beavers. Louise Ramsay

Abstract: A Facebook campaign to celebrate wild nature taking its course is gathering pace… Download [...]

ECOS 32 (1) Spring 2011. Deer management and biodiversity in England: the efficacy and ethics of culling. Simon Leadbeater

Abstract: This article examines the issues associated with controlling deer numbers in order to protect [...]

ECOS 32 (1) Spring 2011. Food for thought: the real costs of intensive farming. Ruth Boogert

Abstract: Intensive industrial agriculture is at a crossroads. Trends in intensification and super-scale livestock units [...]

ECOS 32 (1) Spring 2011. Biodiversity’s special year – a flagship or a flop? Andrew Harby

Abstract: Are UN labels worth the effort for conservation groups? Do they offer more bland [...]

ECOS 32 (1) Spring 2011. Educated and willing… but unemployed! The state of the conservation job market. Rachel Kempson

Abstract: Embarking on a career in the current environmental-conservation job market is not an easy [...]

ECOS 32 (1) Spring 2011. Funding trends – the implications for future nature conservation. Jonathan Somper

Abstract: This article looks at a number of significant strands of funding that have supported [...]

ECOS 32 (1) Spring 2011. Big Society and the environment – empowerment or takeover? Diana Warburton

Abstract: The Big Society is seen as offering exciting new opportunities for the voluntary and [...]