Biodiversity is the foundation for the Earth’s ecosystem services, and is critical for agriculture to thrive. Many farmers and livestock producers take the environmental health of their land seriously and are among the most dedicated guardians of natural habitat – whether it’s to benefit native species, riparian areas, waterfowl, pollinators or other contributors to biodiversity. However, there is always more to learn and more to accomplish on all our farms.

Delve into the different ways Flagship Farmers are protecting the biodiversity and ecosystems of their farms

Fatima Farm

Fatima Farm

Lettuce Grower, Spain

  • Established a 75-acre reserve to protect rare plant species and habitats
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John Power

John Power

Beef Producer, Ireland

  • Over 300 ash and oak trees planted across the farm, and 2.5 acres of natural habitat created to provide foraging zones for wildlife
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Maximillian Hardegg

Maximillian Hardegg

Potato Grower, Austria

  • Cereal stubble is left uncultivated over the winter to provide a valuable feeding area for farmland birds
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DexTerra Farm

DexTerra Farm

Potato Grower, Germany

  • Almost 100 bird boxes have been erected around the farm for nesting birds, and flower strips have been planted in fields to increase insect numbers
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Andrew Francis

Andrew Francis

Potato and Carrot Grower, United Kingdom

  • The farm’s 7,000 acres of conservation habitat is home to 50 breeding pairs of stone curlew, almost 15% of the UK’s summer population
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