Farm Trees: Enhancing Biodiversity, Nature Conservation and Pest Control

  • 200 pages

  • Published: 23 Mar 2009

  • Author(s): Gurr, GM, Gamez-Virues, S, Bonifacio, R, Kinross, C, Raman, A

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Shelterbelts and similar forms of perennial, linear vegetation (e.g. windbreaks and hedgerows) are widely used on agricultural land in many countries to provide shelter for livestock and crops. In Australia, shelterbelts have become particularly popular for catchment hydrology management.

This JVAP report is about conservation of wildlife (particularly birds and bats) and the enhancement of biological pest control. This is important because there is increasing recognition amongst conservationists that relying solely upon nature reserves for conserving wildlife is inadequate.