Farming and birds in Europe : the Common Agricultural Policy and its implications for bird conservation / edited by Deborah J. Pain, Michael W. Pienkowski.Material type: TextPublication details: London : Academic, 1996. ISBN: 0125442807Subject(s): Birds, Protection of -- European Union countries | Agriculture and state -- European Union countries | Endangered ecosystems -- European Union countriesDDC classification: 333.958094
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1. Why farming and birds in Europe? / Deborah J. Pain and James Dixon -- 2. Europe's changing farmed landscapes / Clive Potter -- 3. The evolution of the Common Agricultural Policy and the incorporation of environmental considerations / Nigel Robson -- 4. Priorities for bird conservation in Europe: the importance of the farmed landscape / Graham Tucker -- 5. Extensive grazing and raptors in Spain / Jose A. Donazar, Miguel A. Naveso and Jose L. Tella [et al.] -- 6. Cereal farming, pesticides and grey partridges / Dick Potts -- 7. The Spanish dehesas: a diversity in land-use and wildlife / Mario Diaz, Pablo Campos and Fernando J. Pulido -- 8. Rice farming and waterbirds: integrated management in an artificial landscape / Mauro Fasola and Xavier Ruiz -- 9. Shrikes and the farmed landscape in France / Norbert Lefranc -- 10. Birds and wet grasslands / Albert J. Beintema, Euan Dunn and David A. Stroud -- 11. Farming in the drylands of Spain: birds of the pseudosteppes / Francisco Suarez, Miguel A. Naveso and Eduardo De Juana -- 12. The importance of mixed farming for seed-eating birds in the UK / Andy Evans -- 13. Conclusions: a future for farming and birds? / Deborah J. Pain and Michael W. Pienkowski -- 14. European agriculture: threats and opportunities / James Dixon.
Farming is the single largest land-use in Europe. It accounts for nearly one half of the total land area of the European Union and is consequently home to many of our most common and widespread birds, as well as to those adapted to particular agricultural landscapes. However, until relatively recently, the conservation importance of farmlands went unrecognised. Furthermore, much of the special value of farmlands has been lost or degraded in recent years as a result of the unprecedented rate of development of new and environmentally damaging land management techniques. Many farmland birds are now in sharp decline, or threatened with local extinction, as a result of the sorts of agricultural intensification encouraged by the Common Agricultural Policy and other related national policies. In this book, an international cast of authors highlight all aspects of these problems 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. They go on to consider how the much needed changes in the CAP have and can be tailored to benefit birds and wildlife through such initiatives as the Agri-environment Regulation.