Forlagets egen omtale
Farmlands, collectively, form the largest habitat
on the globe, supporting a huge variety of birds. But a global review of this
birdlife has never before been published.
The book has been written by seven experts in biology and agriculture and
compiled by the Dutch Centre for Agriculture and Environment (CLM). It covers
all the major farmland habitats of the world, from grasslands to rice fields,
and from arable land to coffee cultivations. The book details more than 500
species of farmland birds, 160 of which are pictured. It takes the reader on a
journey; from common birds, such as the cattle egret which is found across the
globe, to such rarities as the crested ibis in Chinese rice fields, the crimson
rosella in Australian orchards, and the burrowing owl of North American
grasslands. The diversity and beauty of farmland birds is overwhelming.
Much of this birdlife, however, is in decline or under threat. The book
identifies the many challenges that farmland birds face, such as intensification
and greater mechanisation of farming. It also explores the opportunities
available for protecting and supporting farmland birds, and highlights actions
that can and have been taken.
Richly illustrated, Farmland Birds across the
World is aimed at a wide audience: the conservation and farming
communities, birdwatchers, the food industry, policy makers, and other people
interested in sustainable farming, food and birds.
- Birds and farmland
- Arable land: cereals and other annual crops
- Rice fields
- Orchards, tree plantations and forest gardens
- Coffee and cacao cultivation systems
- The future of farmland birds