Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella, female perched on a stump, Erskine, Glasgow, Scotland, June© Tom Marshall/RSPBimages.com
A recovery in farmland bird numbers justifies government plans to direct more funding and support towards agri-environment schemes, say conservationists. New research funded by Natural England and Defra – and published in the science and conservation journal Animal Conservation – used six years of survey data to track changes in the abundance of birds on farms across three English regions. The study involved more than 60 farms managed under higher level stewardship agreements from 2008 to 2014. Some 12 of […]
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