Bird Conservation and Agriculture

Moreover, they show how this evidence base, coupled with recent greening of agriculture policy, has provided opportunities to manage agricultural land to better integrate the needs of food production and bird conservation.

Author: Jeremy D. Wilson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521734721

Category: Nature

Page: 404

View: 370

Writing for researchers, professionals and graduate students, the authors summarize the collapse of populations of many farmland bird species in the 20th century, one of the biggest conservation problems of the day. They firstly set the historical context of change in agriculture and bird communities since the 18th century, and introduce the bird communities of agricultural land today. They then provide an overview of this very active area of applied conservation science, including in-depth case studies of 16 species that, taken together, illustrate the many ways that agricultural intensification has affected bird populations. Moreover, they show how this evidence base, coupled with recent greening of agriculture policy, has provided opportunities to manage agricultural land to better integrate the needs of food production and bird conservation. They conclude by looking forward to challenges that the conservation of bird populations on agricultural land is likely to face in the near future.

Farming and Birds in Europe

This book helps guide our understanding of one important aspect of rural land use, namely the management of land for biodiversity and especially for birds.

Author: Deborah J. Pain

Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780125442800

Category: Nature

Page: 436

View: 468

In this unique book an international cast of authors highlight all aspects of the problems associated with farming and bird conservation. Discussion ranges 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 European Union. Potential changes in the Common Agricultural Policy are considered in terms of how they have been and can be tailored to benefit birds and wildlife through such initiatives as the new Agri-Environment Regulation. Farming and Birds in Europe addresses the need for policy efforts to focus on both the concerns of conservation and sensible farm production in a timely manner. An opportunity not to be missed is at hand, and this book provides much of the importance in seeing that a sensible conclusion is reached, both for the needs of the farmer and consumer and for the birds and wildlife of the European countryside. Key Features * Provides a detailed, up-to-date account of n Common Agricultural Policy and Bird Conservation * Important resource for aid in developing land use policy * Includes an integrated approach to policy making

Contribution of Agricultural Land Uses to Bird Conservation

My research focused on understanding the contribution of different agricultural land uses and a forest fragment to bird conservation in a Costa Rican landscape.

Author: María Alejandra Martínez Salinas

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781369455946

Category: Agriculture

Page: 158

View: 997

Understanding the contribution of agricultural land uses to biodiversity conservation is of utmost importance. With 38% of earth's ice free land surface covered by crops and pastures, studying and understanding the potential conservation value of these lands is critical for the future of conservation strategies, particularly in biodiversity conservation hotspots such as Central America. My research focused on understanding the contribution of different agricultural land uses and a forest fragment to bird conservation in a Costa Rican landscape. The study region is located at the heart of the Volcanica Central Talamanca Biological Corridor (VCTBC), a national conservation strategy aiming at reconnecting the Volcanica Central and the Talamanca Mountain Ranges. Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 are based on seven years of bird capture data produced by long-term mist-netting stations operating in eight different land uses, seven agricultural and a forest fragment. Chapter 1 comprises lessons learned during seven years of mist-netting efforts in eight land uses following a management intensity gradient. Chapter 2 focuses on bird community stability, stability understood as no changes from year to year in mean species richness and abundance of either the total population, or of resident and migratory species over a seven year period. Chapter 3 is based on an experimental study focusing on the effect of bird species in the suppression of the Coffee Berry Borer (Hypothenemus hampei), one of the most detrimental coffee pests worldwide. Results from our research highlights the importance of including agricultural land uses in biodiversity conservation planning. Agroforestry systems particularly showed potential for bird conservation in agricultural landscapes while fostering stable bird communities that are closer in composition to our reference forest fragment. Additionally, our results also showed that our landscape is capable of supporting bird species providing important pest control services. Finally, despite the value of agricultural land uses our results also highlight that our forest fragment fosters unique bird communities when compared to agricultural lands. Conservation planning at the landscape level should considered the uniqueness of these habitats and integrate efforts to conserve forests and managed agricultural lands for biodiversity conservation, particularly in these human-dominated landscapes.

Wildlife Conservation in Farm Landscapes

Together the new insights in this book inform whole-of-farm planning.

Author: David Lindenmayer

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 1486303110

Category: Nature

Page: 232

View: 253

An increasing number of Australians want to be assured that the food and fibre being produced on this continent have been grown and harvested in an ecologically sustainable way. Ecologically sustainable farming conserves the array of species that are integral to key ecological processes such as pollination, seed dispersal, natural pest control and the decomposition of waste. Wildlife Conservation in Farm Landscapes communicates new scientific information about best practice ways to integrate conservation and agriculture in the temperate eucalypt woodland belt of eastern Australia. It is based on the large body of scientific literature in this field, as well as long-term studies at 790 permanent sites on over 290 farms extending throughout Victoria, New South Wales and south-east Queensland. Richly illustrated, with chapters on birds, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates and plants, this book illustrates how management interventions can promote nature conservation and what practices have the greatest benefit for biodiversity. Together the new insights in this book inform whole-of-farm planning.

Bird Conservation

Agriculture. In Europe, much of the conservation effort is directed at reducing the
impacts of agricultural intensification on biodiversity on farmland and in the wider
countryside, and the majority of the interventions we have captured reflect this.

Author: David R. Williams

Publisher: Pelagic Publishing

ISBN: 1907807217

Category: Science

Page: 575

View: 793

This book brings together scientific evidence and experience relevant to the practical conservation of wild birds. The authors worked with an international group of bird experts and conservationists to develop a global list of interventions that could benefit wild birds. For each intervention, the book summarises studies captured by the Conservation Evidence project, where that intervention has been tested and its effects on birds quantified. The result is a thorough guide to what is known, or not known, about the effectiveness of bird conservation actions throughout the world. The preparation of this synopsis was funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and Arcadia.

Biodiversity and Conservation in Agriculture

Dixon , J ( 1997 ) European agriculture : threats and opportunities . In Farming
and birds in Europe : The Common Agricultural Policy and its implications for bird
conservation , ( eds DJ Pain & MW Pienkowski ) , pp . 389-421 . Academic Press
 ...

Author: Ralph C. Kirkwood

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Agricultural conservation

Page: 88

View: 837


On Farm Conservation of Agricultural Biodiversity in Nepal Managing diversity and promoting its benefits

Note: IPGRI = International Plant Genetic Resources Institute; LI-BIRD = Local
Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development; NARC = Nepal
Agricultural Research Council. On-farm Conservation of Agricultural Biodiversity
in Nepal.

Author: Bhuwon Ratna Sthapit

Publisher: Bioversity International

ISBN: 9290436964

Category: Agrobiodiversity conservation

Page:

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Conservation Agriculture

... Ireland: Gerry Bird, Conservation Agriculture Ireland (CAIR) ... Prof Gottlieb
Basch, University of Évora, Institute of Mediterranean Agricultural and
Environmental Sciences; European Conservation Agriculture Federation (ECAF);
Portuguese ...

Author: Ram A. Jat

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780642598

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 424

View: 294

The book covers the spread of conservation agriculture (CA) to regions including Brazil, Argentina, Canada, Australia, Europe and emerging CA destinations in Asia and Africa. ÿTopics covered include the various components of CA, and how their individual and combined implementation influence productivity, soil health and environmental quality under diverse edaphic and climatic conditions. The book will be useful to teachers, researchers, extensionists, farmers, and students interested in environmental quality.

Biodiversity Biofuels Agroforestry and Conservation Agriculture

In: Pain DJ, Pienkowski MW (eds) Farming and birds in Europe: the common
agricultural policy and its ... WWF World Wide Fund for Nature, Gland EC (1992)
Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural
habitats ...

Author: Eric Lichtfouse

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048195138

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 394

View: 241

Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for our children. This discipline addresses current issues such as climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, starvation, obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control and biodiversity depletion. Novel solutions are proposed based on integrated knowledge from agronomy, soil science, molecular biology, chemistry, toxicology, ecology, economy, philosophy and social sciences. As actual society issues are now intertwined, sustainable agriculture will bring solutions to build a safer world. This book series analyzes current agricultural issues, and proposes alternative solutions, consequently helping all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians wishing to build safe agriculture, energy and food systems for future generations.

Effects of Agricultural Conservation Practices on Fish and Wildlife

Implications of climate change on marsh bird conservation in Lower Great Lakes
coastal wetlands. Ingram, J. W.; Meyer, S.W.; and Holmes, K. Annual Conference
on Great Lakes Research 49 (2006) Descriptors: aquatic plants/birds/ climate ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Agricultural conservation

Page:

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"The bibliography is a guide to recent scientific literature covering effects of agricultural conservation practices on fish and wildlife. The citations listed here provide information on how conservation programs and practices designed to improve fish and wildlife habitat, as well as those intended for other purposes (e.g., water quality improvement), affect various aquatic and terrestrial fauna"--Abstract.

Migratory Bird Conservation Commission 1930 Letter from the Secretary of Agriculture Chairman Migratory Bird Conservation Commission Transmitting Report of the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30 1930 December 8 1930 Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Ordered to be Printed

Author: United States. Congress. House

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 5

View: 529


The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation

But this book is far more than another shout of crisis. The Guide also lays out a concrete and achievable plan of long-term action to safeguard our country’s rich bird life. Ultimately, it is an argument for hope.

Author: Daniel J. Lebbin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226647293

Category: Nature

Page: 456

View: 711

Whether we live in cities, in the suburbs, or in the country, birds are ubiquitous features of daily life, so much so that we often take them for granted. But even the casual observer is aware that birds don’t fill our skies in the number they once did. That awareness has spawned conservation action that has led to notable successes, including the recovery of some of the nation’s most emblematic species, such as the Bald Eagle, Brown Pelican, Whooping Crane, and Peregrine Falcon. Despite this, a third of all American bird species are in trouble—in many cases, they’re in imminent danger of extinction. The most authoritative account ever published of the threats these species face, The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation will be the definitive book on the subject. The Guide presents for the first time anywhere a classification system and threat analysis for bird habitats in the United States, the most thorough and scientifically credible assessment of threats to birds published to date, as well as a new list of birds of conservation concern. Filled with beautiful color illustrations and original range maps, the Guide is a timely, important, and inspiring reference for birders and anyone else interested in conserving North America’s avian fauna. But this book is far more than another shout of crisis. The Guide also lays out a concrete and achievable plan of long-term action to safeguard our country’s rich bird life. Ultimately, it is an argument for hope. Whether you spend your early weekend mornings crouched in silence with binoculars in hand, hoping to check another species off your list, or you’ve never given much thought to bird conservation, you’ll appreciate the visual power and intellectual scope of these pages.

Report of Migratory Bird Conservation Commission Letter from the Secretary of Agriculture Transmitting the Report of the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30 1935 March 16 1936 Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Ordered to be Printed

Author: United States. Congress. House

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 3

View: 973


CIS Index to U S Executive Branch Documents 1910 1932

Descriptors : Birds and bird conservation ; Agriculture ; Southeastern States ;
Beal , F. E. L .; McAtee , W. L .; Kalmbach , E. R. A1.9-766 : Common cabbage
worm ( on characteristics and control methods ) 11/20/1916 . 16 p . Farmers ' Bull
. No.

Author: Congressional Information Service

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780886925055

Category: Government publications

Page:

View: 594


Methods for Risk Assessment of Transgenic Plants

Nature, 389: 924 Cooke AS, Burn AJ (1995)The environmental impact of
herbicides used in intensive farming systems. Proceedings of the 1995 ... The
Common Agricultural Policy and its implications for bird conservation. 331-357.
London ...

Author: Klaus Ammann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3034880332

Category: Science

Page: 177

View: 301

For centuries, TK has been used almost exclusively by its creators, that is, indigenous and local communities. Access to, use of and handing down of TK has been regulated by local laws, customs and tmditions. Some TK has been freely accessible by all members of an indigenous or local community and has been freely exchanged with other communities; other TK has only been known to particular individuals within these communities such as shamans, and has been handed down only to particular individuals of thc next generation. Over many generations, indigenous and local communities have accumulated a great deal of TK which has generally been adapted, developed and improved by the generations that followed. For a long time, Western anthropologists and other scientists have generally been able to freely access TK and have documented it in their works. Still, this TK was only seldom used outside the indigenous and local communities that created it. More recently, however, Western scientists have become aware that TK is neither outdated nor valueless knowledge, but, instead, 1 can be useful to solve some of the problems facing today's world. Modem science, for example, has shown an increased interest in some fornls ofTK as knowledge that can be used in 4 research and development (R&D) activities and be integrated in modem innovations. This holds especially true for TK regarding genetic resources, which has been integrated in modem 6 phannaceuticals,s agro-chemicals and seed.

Bird Conservation and Agriculture

Moreover, they show how this evidence base, coupled with recent greening of agriculture policy, has provided opportunities to manage agricultural land to better integrate the needs of food production and bird conservation.

Author: Jeremy D. Wilson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521571814

Category: Nature

Page: 404

View: 671

Writing for researchers, professionals and graduate students, the authors summarize the collapse of populations of many farmland bird species in the 20th century, one of the biggest conservation problems of the day. They firstly set the historical context of change in agriculture and bird communities since the 18th century, and introduce the bird communities of agricultural land today. They then provide an overview of this very active area of applied conservation science, including in-depth case studies of 16 species that, taken together, illustrate the many ways that agricultural intensification has affected bird populations. Moreover, they show how this evidence base, coupled with recent greening of agriculture policy, has provided opportunities to manage agricultural land to better integrate the needs of food production and bird conservation. They conclude by looking forward to challenges that the conservation of bird populations on agricultural land is likely to face in the near future.

Service and Regulatory Announcements

Author: United States. Bureau of Biological Survey

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Birds

Page:

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Ecology and Conservation of Lowland Farmland Birds II

Bird Study 50 : 131 – 141 . Brickle , N . W . 1997 . The use of game cover and
game feeders by songbirds in winter . In Kirkwood , R . C . ( ed . ) Biodiversity and
Conservation in Agriculture : 1183 - 1190 . BCPC Proceedings No . 69 . Farnham
 ...

Author: British Ornithologists' Union. Conference

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Agricultural ecology

Page: 258

View: 223


Birds in Agriculture

Birds in Agriculture The e-Book in English language is about the common and widespread birds found in the agriculture landscape in India. The book describes 111 species of birds with their role on agriculture in brief.

Author: Dr. Raju Kasambe

Publisher: Raju Kasambe

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 145

View: 723

Birds in Agriculture The e-Book in English language is about the common and widespread birds found in the agriculture landscape in India. The book describes 111 species of birds with their role on agriculture in brief. The book discusses the benefits of birds to agriculture and also methods of management of birds in agriculture. The purpose of the e-Book is to spread knowledge about the benefits birds offer to agriculture in India and their importance. The author being the son of a farmer and an ornithologist with BNHS is familiar with the birds in agriculture.

Valuation and Conservation of Biodiversity

The 1867 decrees show that the conservation of insect-eating birds which were
regarded beneficial to agriculture and ... In 1870, the province council of
Brandenburg stated that once the bird conservation decrees had been passed "
the ...

Author: Michael Markussen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540240228

Category: Science

Page: 429

View: 451

The goal of this transdisciplinary book is to identify the problems and challenges facing implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) - from the global, regional and local points of view. The valuation and conservation of biodiversity are critical first steps necessary for the adequate protection of the environment. The authors give insights into the the influences the CBD exerts, and current trends in the field.