Study

Corncrakes, conservation management and agri-environment schemes

  • Published source details Green R.E. (2002) Corncrakes, conservation management and agri-environment schemes. Aspects of Applied Biology, 67, 189.

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Delay haying/mowing

Action Link
Bird Conservation

Delay mowing or first grazing date on pasture or grassland

Action Link
Farmland Conservation
  1. Delay haying/mowing

    A 2002 review (Green) states that the British population of corncrakes Crex crex increased by 34% between 1993 and 2001, following the implementation of the "Corncrake Initiative" which financially compensates farmers who agree to delay mowing until after chicks can escape machinery. A second programme, begun in 1999, also included the provision of suitable cover. Both were based in western Scotland, where the remaining British population was found.

     

  2. Delay mowing or first grazing date on pasture or grassland

    A 2002 review (Green 2002) states that the UK population of corncrakes Crex crex increased by 34% between 1993 and 2001, following the implementation of the ‘Corncrake Initiative’ which financially compensates farmers who agree to delay mowing until after chicks can escape machinery. A second programme, which began in 1999, also included the provision of suitable cover. Both were based in western Scotland, where the remaining British population was found.

     

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