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Gardeners must unite to save Britain's wildlife, experts urge

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January 26, 2010
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University of Leeds
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Householders in the UK should be looking beyond their own garden fence to protect vulnerable British wildlife, according to scientists.

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To encourage urban biodiversity, neighbours should co-ordinate their gardening efforts to create a network of interlinking habitats where birds, bees and mammals can flourish.


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  1. Davies et al. A national scale inventory of resource provision for biodiversity within domestic gardens. Biological Conservation, 2009; 142 (4): 761 DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2008.12.016
  2. Goddard et al. Scaling up from gardens: biodiversity conservation in urban environments. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 2010; 25 (2): 90 DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2009.07.016

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