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Wye Valley

Monograph
Series: New Naturalist Series Volume: 105
By: George Peterken
466 pages, Colour photos
Publisher: HarperCollins
Wye Valley
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  • Wye Valley ISBN: 9780007160693 Paperback Feb 2008 Out of Print #137640
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A definitive natural history of the Wye Valley, from its appeal to the enthusiastic naturalist, to the geology, geomorphology, conservation and ecological history of this diverse area.

The spectacular landscape of the Wye Valley region has attracted visitors for over 250 years. It is one of the few lowland Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (designated in 1971) and is dominated by the river Wye, which flows through picturesque meadows and outstanding limestone scenery alike.

George Peterken, who has lived in the region for many years and helped to draft the AONB's Nature Conservation Strategy - launched in 1999 - examines the diverse ecology, natural history, landscape and history of a district which is defined mainly by the extraordinary evolution of the river Wye as a meandering mature river entrenched into the varied geological landscape.

With little previously published on the area, Peterken explores the results of conservation efforts in the region, recognising that despite the protection afforded to the `outstanding natural beauty' of natural habitats and wild species, these have suffered substantial losses. However, many initiatives continue to promote effective conservation within the AONB and surrounding areas.

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George Peterken has worked independently for the Forestry Commission since 1992 while living in the Lower Wye Valley, where, with his neighbours, he has developed local community grassland conservation projects. He has specialised in woodland ecology and conservation for the Nature Conservancy, amongst others. He is currently president of the Gwent Wildlife Trust and an associate professor of Nottingham University. In 1994, George was awarded an OBE for services to forestry.
Monograph
Series: New Naturalist Series Volume: 105
By: George Peterken
466 pages, Colour photos
Publisher: HarperCollins
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