Action: Maintain traditional farm buildings
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- We have captured no evidence for the effects of maintaining traditional farm buildings on farmland wildlife.
'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.
Farmland wildlife such as birds and bats may use certain features of traditional farm buildings for nesting and roosting. These features may include ledges, crevices and roof spaces.
See also ‘Provide owl nest boxes (Tawny owl, Barn owl)’ for studies looking at the effects of installing nest boxes for owls in farm buildings.