Study

Effectiveness of spatial mosaic management for grassland breeding shorebirds

  • Published source details Oosterveld E.B., Nijland F., Musters C.J.M. & de Snoo G.R. (2010) Effectiveness of spatial mosaic management for grassland breeding shorebirds. Journal of Ornithology, 152, 161-170

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Use ‘mosaic management’

Action Link
Bird Conservation

Implement 'mosaic management', a Dutch agri-environment option

Action Link
Farmland Conservation
  1. Use ‘mosaic management’

    A replicated, controlled before-and-after study in 1996-2008 in eight wet grassland areas in Friesland and Groningen, the Netherlands (Oosterveld et al. 2010), found that northern lapwing Vanellus vanellus population trends moved from a 7% annual decrease to a 4% annual increase following the introduction of mosaic management in 2000-1. Three other species (black-tailed godwit Limosa limosa, common redshank Tringa totanus and Eurasian oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus) did not show any change in trend after the introduction. When comparing trends on the mosaic management sites with 29 farms using individual conservation management, 46 farms with standard management and 42 nature reserves, only lapwing populations increased significantly more on mosaic management sites, compared to the others. Oystercatcher populations did significantly less well on mosaic management sites, compared to nature reserves.

     

  2. Implement 'mosaic management', a Dutch agri-environment option

    A replicated, controlled, before-and-after study in 1996–2008 in eight wet grassland areas in Friesland and Groningen, the Netherlands (Oosterveld et al. 2010) found that northern lapwing Vanellus vanellus population trends moved from a 7% annual decrease to a 4% annual increase following the introduction of mosaic management in 2000–2001. Three other species (black-tailed godwit Limosa limosa, common redshank Tringa totanus and Eurasian oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus) did not show any change in trend after the introduction. When comparing trends on the mosaic management sites with 29 farms using individual conservation management, 46 farms with standard management and 42 nature reserves, only northern lapwing populations increased significantly more on mosaic management sites, compared to the others. Oystercatcher populations did significantly less well on mosaic management sites, compared to nature reserves.

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