ID 7397
Submitting Entity The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
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Title Ecological Effectiveness of Agri-Environment Schemes in Different Agricultural Landscapes in The Netherlands
Description Western European countries use agri-environment schemes as an instrument to neutralize the negative effects of contemporary agriculture on biodiversity although not much is known about their effectiveness. Therefore, the ecological effects of the Duch agri-environment schemes were investigated and tests were done to find out whether the effectiveness of agri-environment schemes depends on landscape type or structure. Plants, birds, bees and hover flies were surveyed in three different types of landscape on 78 paired fields that either had agri-environment schemes or were managed conventionally.
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Authors David Kleijn, Frank Berendse, Ruben Smit, Niels Gilissen, John Smit, Bastiaan Brak, Rolf Groeneveld
Source Conservation Biology; pages 775 - 786, Volume 18, No 3, June 2004
Countries Netherlands
Ecosystems Agricultural Biodiversity
Regions Western Europe and Others
Incentive Measures Positive Incentives (subsidies, tax breaks, ...)
Keywords Agri-environmental payments
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme