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Fair to Nature farmers are winners

Fair to Nature farmers don’t just do great things for biodiversity on their land. They aim for sustainability in all aspects of their businesses. This has been highlighted in the Fresh Produce Journal’s UK Fruit & Vegetable Awards 2016, where

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Managing hedgerows

It’s the time of year when farmers’ thoughts turn to the management of their hedgerows. The winter crops have been drilled and there’s a bit of a lull in the arable farmer’s schedule before the spring field work begins. What

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A boost for Fair to Nature farming

The RSPB has announced the beginning of a new three year partnership with Conservation Grade, which will allow the two organisations to work together on behalf of wildlife. Conservation Grade is the accreditation body behind the Fair to Nature scheme.

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Turtle Doves on The One Show

Last night’s episode of The One Show (22.11.2016) on BBC One featured some wonderful footage of Turtle doves both here in the UK and in their African wintering grounds, as John Mallord from the RSPB’s Science team talked to Richard

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State of Nature Report – Fair to Nature provides solution

Today’s publication of the latest State of Nature Report shows that, although there are a few good news stories to celebrate, the overall picture is not a good one. 56% of UK species are in decline and of the 8,000 UK

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This turtle dove needs a name!

Bird 161004 is waiting to follow in the slip stream of Titan, the first turtle dove to be tracked from his breeding grounds in the UK to his wintering grounds in Africa and back, and needs a name! 161004 is

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Urgent action needed to save iconic bird on the brink

Operation Turtle Dove renews appeal for help to save species in light of evidence of turtle doves’ continuing decline In light of the latest report (2015) on the findings of the annual UK Breeding Bird Survey (BBS), Operation Turtle Dove,

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Spotlight on Morrell’s

Morrell’s is our newest Fair to Nature licensee, producing high-welfare beef on the Yorkshire Wolds. The wildlife on the farm is very important to farmer, Richard Morrell. The following post originally appeared on the Morrell’s website and has been reproduced

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Champions of the Flyway

Each year a million Turtle Doves are illegally hunted on migration.  RSPB’s Senior Farmland Conservation Officer Niki Williamson explains the extent of the problem and how you can help. A perilous journey and an Inglorious race Close encounters with bushfires,

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Rare Pallid Harrier on Fair to Nature Farm

Birds are without doubt among the most fascinating and exciting groups of inhabitants in our world. One of the many reasons is because they transverse our planet through migrations, moving on mass or individually and yet sometimes, rarely, it can

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