Collaboration with farmers key in conserving native ecosystems in agricultural landscapes

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Australia has one of the world’s highest rates of deforestation.

Less than 5% of native vegetation remains on roadsides and private properties in South Australia’s York Peninsula, according to a new study.

In a bid to boost conservation in agricultural landscapes, researchers are calling for drastic changes to land management strategies to retain native ecosystems and prevent biodiversity loss. The study, between university of South Australia and Kangaroo Island Research Station frames a lens on empowering collaboration between farmers and regional communities by identifying barriers that obstruct preservation.

 

 

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