Farmers play their part in rare bird recovery – Farmers Weekly

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Farmers working in partnership with the RSPB and Natural England have been credited with helping to reverse the decline of one of the UK’s rarest bird species.

Stone-curlew numbers had crashed by 85% between the 1930s and the 1980s, with environmentalists blaming habitat loss and changes in farming practices.

In particular, the birds like to nest on open ground in areas of low vegetation, so they can look out for predators. But this leaves them vulne….

Source: Farmers play their part in rare bird recovery – Farmers Weekly