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Title Large-scale livestock grazing : a management tool for nature conservation / Harald Plachter, Ulrich Hampicke, (eds.) ; translated from the German by Les Reay
Published Berlin : Springer-Verlag, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 478 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color)
Contents Livestock grazing and nature conservation objectives in Europe -- Extensive livestock farming -- an alternative form of nature conservation management? -- The areas of investigation -- Method development -- Microscale effects -- Mesoscale effects -- Effects on landscape level -- Implementation of large-scale grazing -- Nature conservation accounting for large-scale livestock grazing
Summary One of the main objectives of nature conservation in Europe is to protect valuable cultural landscapes characterized by a mixture of open habitats and hedges, trees and patchy woodland (semi-open landscapes). The development of these landscapes during the past decades has been characterized by an ongoing intensification of land use on the one hand, and an increasing number of former meadows and pastures becoming fallow as a result of changing economic conditions on the other hand. Since species adapted to open and semi-open landscapes contribute to biodiversity in Europe in a major way, this d
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the German
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Subject Grazing -- Environmental aspects -- Europe.
Conservation of natural resources -- Europe.
Biodiversity -- Europe.
Farms, Large -- Europe.
Form Electronic book
Author Plachter, Harald.
Hampicke, Ulrich.
Reay, Les.
LC no. 2010920280
ISBN 3540686673
9783540686675