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New book on brown hares, biodiversity and modern farming methods

News Date: 25.10.2010

Written by Derbyshire artist and photographer Christine Gregory, Brown Hares in the Derbyshire Dales, gives a rare insight into one of the UKs most loved but now most threatened species.

Published to coincide with the International Year of Biodiversity it includes thought provoking reflections on the impact of modern farming methods and the effect that the disappearance of traditional grasslands has had on the hare and other species. The book also contains a section on hares and grazing stock and the views of Dales farmers interviewed by the author especially for the book.

Profits from the book, printed with the support of a grant from the Peak District National Park Sustainable Development Fund, are being donated to Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.
Brown Hares in the Derbyshire Dales is published by Lepus Books at £15 plus post and packing. Copies are available from www.lepusbook.co.uk or by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust on 01773 881188.