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Forests and woodlands have considerable potential for increasing their wildlife habitat value and it is now increasingly appreciated that this is compatible with commercial timber production. This book explores the joint theme of management for production and wildlife enhancement. It is based both upon personal observations and an exhaustive summary of the relevant published literature, much of it not drawn together before and encompassing data from the UK, Europe, North America, China and Russia. The first half of the book looks at the evolution and management of forests, and provides comprehensive guidelines for combining the aims of conservation and production. The second part describes plants, mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects and invertebrates by species, considering their individual habitats, their distribution, and measures for their conservation. An extensive bibliography is included. It is both an invaluable reference source and guide which is suitable for a wide range of readers from professional and student foresters, to lecturers, farmers, ecologists, environmentalists, nature conservationists and amateur managers of small woodlands.