Data from: Have Welsh agri-environment schemes delivered for focal species? Results from a comprehensive monitoring programme

Michael A. MacDonald, Ruth Angell, Trevor D. Dines, Stephen Dodd, Karen A. Haysom, Russel Hobson, Ian G. Johnstone, Vaughn Matthews, Anthony J. Morris, Rob Parry, Catharine H. Shellswell, James Skates, George M. Tordoff & Elizabeth M. Wilberforce
1. Agri-environment schemes (AES) have been criticised for being inadequately monitored and for not delivering the expected benefits to nature. Consequently, the Welsh Government funded a comprehensive programme of monitoring of Welsh AES, which took place between 2009 and 2012. The AES assessment focused primarily on Tir Gofal (which translates as “Land in Care”), but also included the Organic Farming Scheme, and monitoring focused on a range of taxa of conservation importance: arable plants, grassland...

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