SNP good for great-spotted woodpeckers and chiffchaffs? Scottish Government’s Rural Development Programme uses EU money effectively to increase woodland and farmland bird numbers

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John Robertson
SNP good for great-spotted woodpeckers and chiffchaffs? Scottish Government’s Rural Development Programme uses EU money effectively to increase woodland and farmland bird numbers

©2016 John King According to Scottish Natural Heritage, this week: ‘Scotland’s woodland and farmland bird numbers have increased over the past two decades, but during this time, upland birds have faced decline. The latest results reveal varied trends for Scotland’s terrestrial breeding birds, with woodland birds increasing by 67% between 1994 and 2016, farmland birds increasing by 13%, but upland birds decreasing by 16%.  Woodland specialists, such as great-spotted woodpecker and chiffchaff, have shown the largest increases…..For farmland species, goldfinches…

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SNP good for great-spotted woodpeckers and chiffchaffs? Scottish Government’s Rural Development Programme uses EU money effectively to increase woodland and farmland bird numbers