Wildlife Conservation in Farm Landscapes
Novel perspectives on integrating farming practices and wildlife conservation and other environmental values.
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. + Full description
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.
Wildlife Conservation in Farm Landscapes is an ideal resource for land managers and farmers interested in integrating farming and environmental values and anyone interested in biodiversity in woodlands and agricultural zones.
Recipient of a 2017 Whitley Awards Certificate of Commendation for Conservation in Action- Short description
"Wildlife Conservation in Farm Landscapes explores ecologically sustainable farming in short and concise chapters, but manages to do so without sparing the science or importance of each topic... This book will prove valuable to anyone managing agricultural land, but is also an excellent read just for interest's sake."
Emma Walsh, Wild Melbourne (blog), 20/10/16
"This is an immensely attractive and informative book... an outstanding book for farmers, land managers and bush lovers of all stripes."
Bill Hempel, Park Watch, 266, September 2016, p. 36
"This book is an excellent publication to provide a digestible overview of a large body of scientific work as it applies to the selected landscapes, mainly woodland environments. In a couple of days' intriguing reading, the reader will become aware of a wide range of factors that can influence the success of programs to improve the biological diversity of farm landscapes."
Michael Banyard, Wild Side (Newsletter of the Australian Veterinary Conservation Biology Special Interest Group), Spring 2016, p. 4
"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... an invaluable tool for anyone associated with a rural lifestyle."
LM, Talking Birds, October 2016, p. 21
"I feel sure that this book will be useful to those who work the land and is likely to be of interest to anyone who likes to broaden their perspectives on our environment."
Gil Porter, Warbler, September 2016, pp. 22-23
"this book provides detailed and proven success stories to enable better informed individuals, communities and organisations for future generations... I have no doubt you will gain appreciation for the absolute need to integrate farming with conservation and conservation with farming as a result of reading this book."
Stephani Grove, Land for Wildlife South East Queensland, April 2017, p. 13
DetailsPaperback | August 2016 | $ 49.95
ISBN: 9781486303106 | 232 pages | 245 x 170 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Colour photographs, Illustrations
ePDF | August 2016
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
- New and novel perspectives on integrating farming practices and wildlife conservation and other environmental values.
- Spectacular images of restored and well-managed agricultural landscapes and the biota characteristic of these areas.
- Significant practical new information on the best ways to tackle issues associated with protecting areas of remnant native vegetation, replanting/restoring native vegetation and other approaches to the integration of conservation and agricultural production.
6. Vegetation cover and Plants
7. Managing wildlife friendly farms
8. General discussion
Appendix 1: References
Appendix 2: Common and scientific names
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