Derek Ratcliffe

Derek Ratcliffe

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Derek Almey Ratcliffe (9 July 1929 - 23 May 2005) was one of the most significant British nature conservationists of the 20th century. He was Chief Scientist for the Nature Conservancy Council at the Monks Wood Experimental Station, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, retiring in 1989. Ratcliffe was the author of the 1977 Nature Conservation Review, a document which set out the most important sites for nature conservation in the United Kingdom. He also published various works on nature and conservation. He was the son of a cinema pianist and a French-language teacher and grew up in Carlisle. He married Jeanette in March 1978. Ratcliffe was the first person to discover the link between the use by farmers of pesticides such as DDT and Dieldrin and the decline of British populations of birds of prey, in particular the Peregrine Falcon (a species on which he was a world authority).
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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135710753
  • 9786135710755