There is a wealth of information available on how to support wildlife on farmland. Here are some of the online resources that offer practical support and guidance if you’re interested in finding out more
Farm Wildlife provides best practice guidance on how to help wildlife on farmland, developed by a partnership of some of the UK’s leading conservation organisations.
The partnership consists of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust, Bat Conservation Trust, Buglife, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Butterfly Conservation, Plantlife, RSPB and The Wildlife Trusts. This diverse partnership has produced advice that benefits all wildlife through a single, agreed approach based on six key measures that wildlife needs to thrive on farmland. It is applicable to any farm, anywhere in the UK.
Farm Wildlife provides practical advice on how to provide the six key elements for wildlife, and case studies provided by famers on habitat features from their own farms.
Agricology is a communication platform for sustainable agriculture, regardless of labels. We have a growing community of farmers and researchers sharing knowledge to work towards more resource efficient, resilient and profitable agricultural systems. The website covers material from fields and farms, a resource library with about 300 technical guides, articles, leaflets etc. in seven themes. The resource collection is based on collaboration of over 20 of the UKs leading organisations working with sustainable agriculture.
At the Woodland Trust we believe trees and farming go hand in hand. We work closely with farmers to unlock the benefits that only trees can provide, from flood mitigation to shelter for livestock to reduced soil erosion. Trees also provide habitats for game, birds and wildlife, attract vital pollinators, and provide income through wood-fuel. If you’re looking to plant trees, our expert advisers can help you put the right trees in the right place to achieve your goals.
Authors: Chris Clark and Brian Scanlon, with drafting by Kaley Hart
Funded by: The RSPB, National Trust and The Wildlife Trusts