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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 29.1 October 2017

Partners in reversing farmland wildlife decline

By - Richard Winspear, Katie Cruickshanks, Paul Evans

The decline in farmland wildlife has been well documented, with populations of numerous characteristic farmland species suffering due to changes in agricultural practices. Attempts to reverse the trend have struggled, but now a new partnership between a number of the UK’s largest conservation organisations is hoping to change that. Richard Winspear, Katie Cruickshanks and Paul Evans describe the problem, and outline the plan to try and help conserve farmland wildlife.

Biodiversity loss on farmland continues despite decades of research and government incentives, as last year’s State of Nature report confirmed. Good advice is known to underpin successful conservation, and there are many examples where tailored advice was given to support rare, localised species such as, to take just two examples, the Corncrake Crex crex and the Marsh Fritillary Euphydryas aurinia.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist