The significance of private gardens for bird conservation
Cannon, A. (1999)
Bird Conservation International 9: 287-297
Most human habitations, apart from those of highly urbanized or nomadic populations, have some kind of surrounding land under the private or shared control of their occupants which can be characterized as a yard or garden. The typical configuration and exploitation of such land varies between cultures but the total amount of land and the resources applied can be quite significant. This paper explores the question of whether private gardens are already of significant value as wild bird habitat and whether this trend for further enhancement of their wildlife value can be productively exploited for the benefit of bird conservation, both locally and generally.
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