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This may have occurred for a number of reasons;

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As a result of website maintenance, Defra pages may from time to time have their addresses changed (we aim to keep this to a minimum) and you may need to update any links or bookmarks you have created.

Avian flu, wildlife and countryside

  • Information on avian influenza (bird flu) is now at a slightly different address.
  • We have recently re-organised the Wildlife and Countryside pages on our website. Information is now at different addresses (and some old content has been removed). Please use the navigation (or the site A-Z index) to locate the information you're looking for.
  • We regret any inconvenience caused as a result of these necessary changes.

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  • We only retain news releases on our website for the current, and previous, year. Please go to for Defra news releases from 2007 and previous years.
  • We only retain material for one year within the consultations section of the website. A list of old consultations is available. Please contact the Defra Helpline if you need older papers.

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Page last modified: 4 January 2009
Page published: 19 January 2005

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