Farming and Birds in Europe: The Common Agricultural Policy & its Implications for Bird Conservation
Edited By: D Pain and M Pienkowski
436 pages, B/w photos & illus, figs, tabs
Hardback | Jan 2010 | #56083 | ISBN-13: 9780125442800
Highlights all aspects of the problems stemming from the socio-political pressures on farm policy to the effects of management on a variety of bird species throughout the more and less developed parts of the EU.
Introduction to farming and birds in Europe, D.J. Pain, J. Dixon; Europe's changing farmed landscapes, C. Potter; the evolution of Common Agricultural Policy and the incorporation of the environmental considerations, N. Robson; priorities for bird conservation in Europe - the importance of the farmed landscape, G. Tucker; extensive grazing and raptors in Spain, J.A. Donazar, M.A. Nevaso, J.L. Tella, C. Campian; cereal farming, pesticides and grey partidges, D. Potts; the Spanish Dehesas - a diversity in land-use and wildlife, M. Diaz, P. Campos, F.J. Pulido; rice faming and water birds - integrated management in an artificial landscape, M. Fasola, X. Ruiz; shrikes and the farmed landscape in France, N. LeFranc; birds and wet grasslands, A.J. Beintema, E. Dunn, D.A. Stroud; farming in the drylands of Spain - birds of the pseudosteppes, F. Suarez, M.A. Naveso, E. De Juana; the importance of mixed farming for seed-eating birds in the UK, A. Evans; conclusions - a future for farming and birds?, D.J. Pain, M.W. Pienkowski; European agriculture - threats and opportunities, J. Dixon.
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