ARCHIVE: Set-aside and Environmental Benefits

Special management for bird species

No single type of set-aside will provide the perfect bird habitat, as different species have different requirements. Birds tend to benefit most from small pockets of set-aide, although a few, such as the Stone Curlew  prefer larger, open areas. The encouragement of some of these species require written approval from Defra (RPA) mainly because they may require exemption from some of the general set-aside rules or Defra will need convincing that rules are not being breached. The first stage is to ask your RSC for advice and to declare your intentions to sow wildbird cover on the AAPS form

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