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The potential of fallow management to promote steppe bird conservation within the next EU Common Agricultural Policy reform: Distance sampling dataset on farmland bird community

Ana Sanz-Pérez, Francesc Sardà-Palomera, Gerard Bota, Rahel Sollmann, Nuria Pou & David Giralt
Agricultural intensification promoted by the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has driven the decline of farmland and steppe bird populations. Policy tools to improve the environmental performance of the CAP – including Agri-Environmental Schemes (AES) and Greening – have often failed, and the new EU agricultural reform (CAP post-2020) offers a new opportunity to integrate effective measures addressing farmland bird declines. Fallow land and its management have proven beneficial for endangered steppe bird species by...

Rapid behavioural response of urban birds to COVID-19 lockdown

Oscar Gordo, Lluís Brotons, Sergi Herrando & Gabriel Gargallo
Biodiversity is threatened by the growth of urban areas. However, it is still poorly understood how animals can cope with and adapt to these rapid and dramatic transformations of natural environments. The COVID-19 pandemic provides us with a unique opportunity to unveil the mechanisms involved in this process. Lockdown measures imposed in most countries are causing an unprecedented reduction of human activities giving us an experimental setting to assess the effects of our lifestyle on...

Registration Year

  • 2021

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya
  • University of California, Davis