Case studies

Category : Existing wildlife habitats

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Trees and cattle combine to boost upland wildlife

A case study from Tarnhouse Farm by Ian Ryding, farmland warden Tarnhouse Farm is one of two large upland farms in the North Pennines that form RSPB Geltsdale Nature reserve....

Helping water voles on your land

Author: People's Trust for Endangered Species Water voles are found throughout the UK. They can thrive in many different wetland habitats in both the lowlands and uplands, such as ditches,...

Introducing Fair to Nature – a new partner for Farm Wildlife

When we developed the Farm Wildlife approach, we wanted to make sure that the advice was not only simple to follow, but based on the latest evidence so that it...

New research: What limits bumblebee populations on farmland?

Authors: Dr Tom Timberlake and Prof Jane Memmott  A new study by Tom Timberlake and colleagues at the University of Bristol shows how important late summer flowers and rural gardens...

Case Study: Adding Value to Chalk Grasslands: Creating Chalk Banks to benefit butterflies and other insects.

Author: Lynne Roberts . Farm: The RSPB’s Manor Farm, Newton Tony, Wiltshire Aims and setting: Manor Farm is a 296 ha working farm strategically placed between two of the largest...

Case Study: Helping hedgehogs on farmland

Author: Nida Al-Fulaij, Grants Manager, People’s Trust for Endangered Species Species: Hedgehog Why is farmland important for this species? Hedgehogs are found throughout the UK in all habitats. They have...

Case Study: Bare ground for butterflies and moths

Author: Tim Pryor-LettleyFarm: Matterley Estate, Hampshire Matterley is a 2400 acre mixed farm with 200 dairy cattle and 1100 acres of arable including wheat, barley and oilseed rape. The estate...

Case Study: Restoration of rank wetland habitats to benefit waders

Author: Dan Brown, Dr Duncan Allison & Sarah Bird Farm: Anston Farm, Dunsyre, South Lanarkshire Aims: Anston is a 651 ha mixed upland livestock farm in South Lanarkshire. A variety...

Case Study: Rush control creates habitats for wading birds and black grouse in the North Pennines

Author: Janet Fairclough Farm: Farms in Baldersdale and Lunedale, North Pennines, Durham Aims: In the North Pennine Dales, the RSPB are working with farmers and land managers to enhance farm...

Case Study: Wet grassland for breeding waders in Oxfordshire

Author: James Taylor Farm: North Aston Farms, Oxfordshire The family has owned the farm since 1907, and we brought management back ‘in-house’ in the 1960s. We converted to organic status...