Conservation advice on new website

FARMERS LOOKING to enter into the Entry or Higher Level Environmental Stewardship schemes can access a range of conservation advice on a new website.

The site, provides information on how to get involved in ‘green farming schemes’, case studies demonstrating what farmers have done to benefit particular species and conservation advice from a number of organisations.

“The website is complementing the work of farm advisors by bringing good case studies together,” commented Dave Smallshire from the government’s Rural Development Service – one of the groups involved with developing the site.

“It is also a good alternative for farmers unable to attend demonstration events.”

Organisations involved include: The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the Game Conservancy Trust, DEFRA, English Nature, Butterfly Conservation, the Bat Conservation Trust and Plantlife.