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By Ronald Hickling

This 12 months, 1983, the British belief for Ornithology celebrates its first 50 years and this quantity documents a lot of the historical past of birdwatching and ornithology because the early Nineteen Thirties. The e-book isn't really a historical past of the BTO, yet the various Trust's achievements helped model the advance and course of ornithology over the many years, and significant elements of the Trust's paintings rightly have particular therapy. The booklet levels broadly, it appears on the altering poultry in addition to the altering chicken watcher and documents the paintings of similar conservation our bodies, it considers the longer term and the previous and comprises an in depth element of necessary evidence and figures, when by no means wasting sight of the important subject matter that's the book's name.

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The Trust can feel proud to have played so constructive a role in the activities which led to the formation of the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group, for its work was to be one of the encouraging signs throughout the 1970s. The 1970s The decade began sadly for the Trust. Concerned about the slender margins by which the accounts were (generally) in the black, in 1969 Council called in a firm of business efficiency consultants; one of their representatives spent some time studying the administration and accounting systems in use at Beech Grove.

H. Parry. The latter wished to make proper use of the house, and to do so it was necessary to dispose of the collection - so extensive as eventually to fill several large furniture vans. Under the terms of the Protection of Birds Acts 1954-67 it would have been a The Trust from 1951 to 1982 43 very complex procedure for him to obtain the necessary licence to sell the collection, but he could give it away. And it was to the Trust that eventually he presented it, perhaps because of sympathetic help from our Secretary, David Wilson.

Brown's points. The Chairman said that the present considerable delay in publication of papers was an argument for a new medium. D. Lack agreed that there would be no shortage of papers, but he thought that a cautious start should be made. It was essential to begin a new series distinct from the present Bulletins and it would be a-good idea to print more than the immediate demand of the first numbers, as these tended to have a much enhanced value in future years when the journal became well established.

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