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Nature Conservation Advisory Service for Farmers - A New Approach to Integrate Nature Conservation on Farm Level

van Elsen, Thomas (2005) Nature Conservation Advisory Service for Farmers - A New Approach to Integrate Nature Conservation on Farm Level. In: Korn, H.; Schliep, R. and Epple, C. (Eds.) Report on the International Workshop "Opportunities of EU Agriculture Policy Instruments for Biodiversity Conservation and Integrated Rural Development in Protected Areas of the New Member States". BfN-Skripten 153, Bonn, pp. 65-69. [Unpublished]

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From a historical point of view, it is obvious that agriculture is responsible for building the cultural landscapes of Europe. In a process of hundreds of years, the natural landscapes had been replaced by cultural ones. Of course, agriculture led to extinction of at least some mammal species, but replacing the forests by settlements with pastures, meadows, orchards, arable fields and structural elements increased the number of plant and animal species in the landscape. Several species were introduced from other continents.


EPrint Type:Book chapter
Keywords:organic agriculture, cultural landscape, natural landscape, Biodiversity Conservation, organic farming,
Subjects: Environmental aspects > Landscape and recreation
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Research affiliation: Germany > FiBL Germany - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture > Nature conservation
Related Links:http://www.fibl.org
Deposited By: van Elsen, Dr. Thomas
ID Code:8619
Deposited On:20 Jun 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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