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Wildlife-Friendly Farming Will Keep British Birds Singing


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

Cher Away
- 263 days ago - theguardian.com
Divert funds from direct subsidies to encourage wildlife-friendly farming - or the countryside will fall silent



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Christeen Anderson (470)
Monday December 9, 2013, 4:58 am
Please keep those birdies singing.
 

Azaima A. (216)
Monday December 9, 2013, 5:09 am
critical
 

Barbara D. (95)
Monday December 9, 2013, 7:22 am
Farming is one of the major factors in declining bird populations due to destruction of breeding habitat and loss of foodstuffs.
 

Carla van der Meer (519)
Monday December 9, 2013, 8:17 am
Why can't North American farmers become more aware. We are miles behind the EU in many cruelty laws also.
 

Connie O. (42)
Monday December 9, 2013, 8:37 am
less pesticides....
 

Howard Crosse (16)
Monday December 9, 2013, 10:00 am
I live in a small village in rural England, in some respects the CAP, which is horribly bureaucratic, has helped. Some of the hedges that were torn out over the years have been replaced and there has been some noticeable increase in both birds and the insects that they feed on as a result. Along with my neighbours we encourage birds by putting out suitable feed for them, the RSPB website is great for advising on what to feed and when, and last year we put up an refuge for insects to over winter. It is only a small start but every little helps.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Monday December 9, 2013, 11:43 am
There is nothing more beautiful then hearing the song of a bird sing in the morning.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Monday December 9, 2013, 2:35 pm
I believe the British would do everything they could.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday December 9, 2013, 4:39 pm
I hope they do what is best for the birds.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Monday December 9, 2013, 5:16 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Dale O. (193)
Monday December 9, 2013, 7:07 pm
There needs to be more awareness about habitat and the protection of wildlife.
 

BnKatieNOMESPLE D. (81)
Monday December 9, 2013, 10:36 pm
We need to look out for the animals. They need to be protected,
Thank You Cher
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 12:45 am
If only.
 

Inge Bjorkman (137)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 1:06 am
We farmers in the EU may seek support for such fields with grain to increase the number of birds.
I have sown my fields for five years now just for the birds' survival, and it's thousands of birds everywhere.

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Sara P. (57)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 7:08 am
Thanks for sharing Cher.
 

Winn Adams (191)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 7:20 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

William Barratt (41)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 7:58 am
Thank you for sharing Sara P
 

Mitchell D. (130)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 8:41 am
This shifting of funds to conservation purposes is sooo important, for, as the saying goes,"Extinction is forever!"
 

Mitchell D. (130)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 8:41 am
P.S.: Other countries ought to follow suit!
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 6:30 pm
Divert funds from direct subsidies to encourage wildlife-friendly farming or the countryside will fall silent.
This is so important for saving the beautiful songbirds.
Noted with thanks Cher.
 
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