Study

The role of agri-environment schemes and farm management practices in reversing the decline of farmland birds in England

  • Published source details Vickery J.A., Bradbury R.B., Henderson I.G., Eaton M.A. & Grice P.V. (2004) The role of agri-environment schemes and farm management practices in reversing the decline of farmland birds in England. Biological Conservation, 119, 19-39.

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Pay farmers to cover the costs of bird conservation measures

Action Link
Bird Conservation

Pay farmers to cover the cost of conservation measures (as in agri-environment schemes)

Action Link
Farmland Conservation
  1. Pay farmers to cover the costs of bird conservation measures

    A 2004 literature review (Vickery et al. 2004) describes how ten years of agri-environment schemes in the UK have failed to halt the decline of many formerly common farmland species. However, it also points out that specially-designed agri-environment scheme options have led to local-scale population increases of three rare and range-restricted species (corncrake, Eurasian thick-knee and cirl bunting).

  2. Pay farmers to cover the cost of conservation measures (as in agri-environment schemes)

    A 2004 literature review (Vickery et al. 2004) describes how ten years of agri-environment schemes in the UK have failed to halt the decline of many formerly common farmland bird species. However, it also points out that specially-designed agri-environment scheme options have led to local-scale population increases of three rare and range-restricted species (corncrake Crex crex, Eurasian thick-knee (stone curlew) Burhinus oedicnemus and cirl bunting Emberiza cirlus) (Aebischer et al. 2000).

     

     

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