Government launches bird-saving scheme
THE Government yesterday unveiled plans to save 56 endangered wildlife species in Britain.
Under the plan, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds have been given the remit of promoting crop rotation, less use of pesticides and greater habitat diversity.
MAFF has been told to consider the protection of farmland birds in its negotiations with European partners over the reform of the Common Agricultural policy. The decline of a number rare birds has been attributed to changing agricultural practices.
- The Scotsman 03/06/98 page 10
- The Guardian 03/06/98 page 10
- The Daily Telegraph 03/06/98 page 10