The Birds@Farmland initiative of the European Commission aims at supporting EU Member States in conserving wild birds living in agricultural landscapes. The initiative will develop twenty farmland bird conservation schemes in ten Member States (Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, and Portugal) based on sound scientific knowledge and agricultural and land management practices proven to work.
The initiative aims at involving agricultural and environmental authorities, farm advisory services, farmers’ organisations, NGOs, land users, and experts in the process. Through workshops and stakeholder meetings at national and EU levels, Member States are invited to consider these conservation schemes that will be developed in the course of 2021 in their CAP Strategic Plans as well as other relevant policy tools. All EU Member States are invited to participate in the initiative to share their experience and to reinforce their measures for farmland birds.
More information can be found on the “Birds@Farmland Wiki-page” available here (https://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/legislation/birdsdirective/birds_farmland_en.htm ). To request Wiki-access, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the instructions available on the website.