1. Introduction

  1. Stephen Burchett and
  2. Sarah Burchett

Published Online: 30 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670095.ch1

Introduction to Wildlife Conservation in Farming

Introduction to Wildlife Conservation in Farming

How to Cite

Burchett, S. and Burchett, S. (2010) Introduction, in Introduction to Wildlife Conservation in Farming, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470670095.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 17 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470699355

Online ISBN: 9780470670095



  • farmland conservation;
  • impetus for integrating conservation into farming;
  • disparity, percentage of land - each country uses for farming;
  • El Salvador and Argentina - heavy rainfall, creating massive mudslides;
  • deforestation, as one possible cause - exacerbating the problem;
  • big, high-tech and expensive machinery use - disproportionate to landscape;
  • historical relevance - of on-farm conservation;
  • agricultural policy impact - on environment;
  • New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) - and sustainable agriculture through Sustainable Agriculture Facilitation Programme;
  • Environmental Farm Plans (EFPs) and environmental monitoring - in identifying vulnerable areas


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Conservation on farmland – why? Species Box 1.1: Starfruit Plant (Damasonium alisma)

  • Historical relevance of on-farm conservation

  • Legislation and policy

  • Impact of agricultural policy on the environment

  • Further afield

  • References