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Should agricultural policies encourage land sparing or wildlife-friendly farming?

Fischer, Joern; Brosi, Berry; Daily, Gretchen C.; Ehrlich, Paul R.; Holdman, Rebecca; Goldstein, Joshua; Manning, Adrian; Mooney, Harold A; Pejchar, Liba; Ranganathan, Jai; Tallis, Heather; Lindenmayer, David B


As the demands on agricultural lands to produce food, fuel, and fiber continue to expand, effective strategies are urgently needed to balance biodiversity conservation and agricultural production. "Land sparing" and "wildlife-friendly farming" have been proposed as seemingly opposing strategies to achieve this balance. In land sparing, homogeneous areas of farmland are managed to maximize yields, while separate reserves target biodiversity conservation. Wildlife-friendly farming, in contrast,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
DOI: 10.1890/070019


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