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Scottish Wild-Life Preservation

Nature volume 143, page 634 (15 April 1939) | Download Citation



THE Council of the Zoological Society of Scotland recently set up a Scottish Nature Reserve Committee, on which various public bodies are represented, for the purpose of promoting the preservation of Scottish wild-life. The Committee wishes to obtain full and accurate information regarding the existence, numbers, increase or decrease, and generally the most complete statistics, of native species in different parts of the country. The Committee believes that helpful information of this kind could be furnished by local natural history societies and other associations as well as by landowners, gamekeepers and others, and, therefore, it desires the co-operation of anyone who could furnish such information and who would collaborate with the Committee in the work which it hopes to do. Another aspect of the work which the Committee might usefully undertake would be the mapping out of areas in Scotland which might be suitable for Nature reserves or sanctuaries. Anyone who possesses local knowledge of the suitability of land for such a purpose could greatly assist the Committee by communicating such information to it. Communications should be sent to the Director-Secretary, the Zoological Society of Scotland, Zoological Park, Edinburgh, 12.

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