Agri-environment measures boost wildlife populations in long-term farm study: Long-term research project found creating wildlife habitats significantly increased local bird and butterfly populations without damaging food production
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Agri-environment schemes can significantly increase local bird and butterfly populations without damaging food production, a long-term research project has found. Scientists spent a decade intensively monitoring the impacts of a large-scale Defra-funded experiment at Hillesden, a 1,000-hectare commercial arable farm in Buckinghamshire.

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