Erect predator-proof fencing around important breeding sites for waders
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As well as direct predation on adults, predators can have a devastating impact on bird populations through predating eggs and chicks too young to defend themselves or run away. Species such as hedgehogs Erinaceus europaeus or other birds can all affect bird populations in this way and in many cases it is not desirable or practical to remove these species.
This intervention involves erecting predator-proof fencing around important breeding sites for waders to exclude predators.
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This Action forms part of the Action Synopsis:Farmland Conservation
Farmland Conservation - Published 2013