Research

Linking evidence and policy for managing biodiversity in the agricultural landscape

Abstract

We worked on this project, led by the University of Cambridge, to create a synopsis of evidence for the effects of conservation interventions for native farmland wildlife in Europe.

Description

To create a synopsis of evidence for the effects of conservation interventions for native farmland wildlife in Europe. A list of interventions to conserve wildlife was developed collaboratively by a team of thirteen experts. A number of interventions not currently in agri-environment options were included in the process. The list of interventions was organised into categories based on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) classifications of direct threats and conservation actions. Interventions that fell under the threat category ‘Agriculture’ were grouped by farming system, with separate sections for interventions that apply to arable or livestock farms, or across all farming types.

Funded through the Rural Economy and Land Use Programme (RELU), Arcadia and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

The Farmland Conservation synopsis can be found on the Conservation Evidence website: http://www.conservationevidence.com/synopsis/

This project forms part of the work carried out by the Centre for Evidence-Based Agriculture  based at Harper Adams University.

Funding Body

Rural Economy and Land Use Programme (RELU), Arcadia and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Lead Organisation

University of Cambridge

Partners

Harper Adams University, Lund University and the Natural Heritage Management Team, Scottish Government

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