EU agricultural reform fails on biodiversity

G. Pe'er, L.V. Dicks, A. Visconti, R. Arlettaz, A. Baldi, D. Kleijn, A.V. Scott

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Abstract

In December 2013, the European Union (EU) enacted the reformed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for 2014–2020, allocating almost 40% of the EU's budget and influencing management of half of its terrestrial area. Many EU politicians are announcing the new CAP as “greener,” but the new environmental prescriptions are so diluted that they are unlikely to benefit biodiversity. Individual Member States (MSs), however, can still use flexibility granted by the new CAP to design national plans to protect farmland habitats and species and to ensure long-term provision of ecosystem services.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1090-1092
JournalScience
Volume344
Issue number6188
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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agricultural reform
Common Agricultural Policy
European Union
biodiversity
ecosystem service
agricultural land
habitat

Keywords

  • agri-environment schemes
  • farmland biodiversity
  • habitat heterogeneity
  • population trends
  • food security
  • conservation
  • europe
  • management
  • birds
  • intensification

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Pe'er, G., Dicks, L. V., Visconti, A., Arlettaz, R., Baldi, A., Kleijn, D., & Scott, A. V. (2014). EU agricultural reform fails on biodiversity. Science, 344(6188), 1090-1092. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1253425
Pe'er, G. ; Dicks, L.V. ; Visconti, A. ; Arlettaz, R. ; Baldi, A. ; Kleijn, D. ; Scott, A.V. / EU agricultural reform fails on biodiversity. In: Science. 2014 ; Vol. 344, No. 6188. pp. 1090-1092.
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Pe'er, G, Dicks, LV, Visconti, A, Arlettaz, R, Baldi, A, Kleijn, D & Scott, AV 2014, 'EU agricultural reform fails on biodiversity', Science, vol. 344, no. 6188, pp. 1090-1092. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1253425

EU agricultural reform fails on biodiversity. / Pe'er, G.; Dicks, L.V.; Visconti, A.; Arlettaz, R.; Baldi, A.; Kleijn, D.; Scott, A.V.

In: Science, Vol. 344, No. 6188, 2014, p. 1090-1092.

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Pe'er G, Dicks LV, Visconti A, Arlettaz R, Baldi A, Kleijn D et al. EU agricultural reform fails on biodiversity. Science. 2014;344(6188):1090-1092. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1253425