Farming and the Fate of Wild Nature

  title={Farming and the Fate of Wild Nature},
  author={Rhys. E. Green and Stephen J. Cornell and J{\"o}rn P. W. Scharlemann and Andrew Balmford},
  pages={550 - 555}
World food demand is expected to more than double by 2050. Decisions about how to meet this challenge will have profound effects on wild species and habitats. We show that farming is already the greatest extinction threat to birds (the best known taxon), and its adverse impacts look set to increase, especially in developing countries. Two competing solutions have been proposed: wildlife-friendly farming (which boosts densities of wild populations on farmland but may decrease agricultural yields… 

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    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences
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