Introduction to Wildlife Conservation in Farming
Did you know: Stephen and Sarah Burchett are joint authors of a book on this topic?
Published by Wiley Blackwell in 2010
also available in hardback and ebook
It becomes apparent that, whereas there is clear evidence that aquaculture and farming generally have had detrimental effects on the wildlife and the global environment, farming is essential and farmers with reservations about their custodial role with respect to the land would do well to look to their more enlightened fellows to see that farming and conservation can and do go hand in hand. It should also be noted that in the so called ‘western world’ we are inclined to dismiss local knowledge and lore held by people who have farmed their regions for many generations – we do so at our peril. If we base our current understanding on a combination of traditional knowledge, recognition of environmental changes, modern scientific research and profound desire to ensure our planet survives in tact, only then do we have a full compliment of available data and impetus from which to go forward.