British Wildlife 11.1 October 1999

The nature conservation importance of dung

The value of dead and rotting wood within woodland ecosystems is now generally appriciated as providing habitat for a rich diversity of wildlife ranging from fungi and mosses to many insects, birds and mammals. Woodland and forestry management to conserve dead-wood habitat is a common feature of woodland management plans and is specifically identified by the Forestry Authority as a feature to be conserved within woods managed through the Woodland Grant Scheme.

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