Farming with wildlife at the heart of new funding schemes

Posted on 28th February 2014

Farmers and land managers who deliver benefits for wildlife will receive funding in a new environmental land management scheme.

 

From 2016, the new scheme will be targeted so that farmers can help deliver environmental priorities specifically related to their local area, focussing on increasing biodiversity, helping wildlife and improving water quality.

 

Stephen Trotter, The Wildlife Trusts’ Director, England, said:

 

“The Wildlife Trusts welcome this good news.  We’re especially pleased to hear that biodiversity is the priority for the new scheme.  England’s wildlife is

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