Agriculture essential for wildlife

August 2006
Farmers Weekly;8/18/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 7, p15
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The article states that a third of Scotland's wildlife and half of its bird species need farmland for survival, according to the report "Forestry, Farming and the National Heritage: Towards a More Integrated Future," by Scottish Natural Heritage. Deputy environment minister Rhona Brankin said that the Scottish Executive set out proposals to implement Land Management Contracts under the new Scotland Rural Development Programme for 2007-2013 to support the wildlife and bird species' survival. The report noted that 28% of wildlife species and 58% of bird species are found on farmland.


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