Does Hunting Help Wildlife Conservation?

Farmers who manage their land for hunting help wildlife conservation in Central England according to a new study.
May 28, 2003, 1pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Dead foxes and pheasants are the main aim of the exercise, but farmers who manage their land for hunting and shooting also help to conserve many wild animals.This is the finding of an independent study into the motives behind habitat conservation work carried out on farms in central England. And researchers conclude that the importance of hunting and shooting to wildlife conservation is highly relevant to the debate over whether fox hunting with hounds should be banned in Britain.While 76 percent of Britain is covered by farmland, national nature reserves make up only half of 1 percent. So farmers, not conservationists, manage the vast bulk of the country's available wildlife habitat. "

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Published on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 in National Geographic
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