Action: Protect in-field trees
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- We found no evidence for the effects of protecting in-field trees on bird populations.
'No evidence' for an action means we have not yet found any studies that directly and quantitatively tested this action during our systematic journal and report searches. Therefore we have been unable to assess whether or not the action is effective or has any harmful impacts. Please get in touch if you know of such a study for this action.
Retaining in-field trees and developing agro-forestry systems has the potential to retain on-farm biodiversity. There has been considerable work on the importance of agro-forestry systems for biodiversity in general and especially birds, particularly in the tropics, where traditional farming practices often use such systems.