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Information Note: Improving Biodiversity on Your Farm

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As modern agriculture has a large focus on production, biodiversity has seen a decline over the years as farmers have utilised much of their land. This decline in biodiversity has now been identified as an environmental emergency with a focus now on enhancing the biodiversity on farmland. Increasing the biodiversity on your farm does not require losing large areas of your productive land, small and simple measures can be incorporated onto your farm which will enhance the habitat for many species of invertebrates, birds, mammals and many other species of plants and animals.

A collage of photos depicting typical indicators of biodiversity within the rural setting. There is a butterfly on some grass seeds; a butterfly on red clover; a toadstool; a green bug; a red poppy amongst oat plants and a bee on a scabious flower, amongst other typical indicators.

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