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Soil | Agriculture

Threats to biodiversity

Meadow with different blossoming flowers

Farmland provides a habitat for myriad plants and animals, in that fields and pastures are sources of food and provide a safe haven for rest and breeding. But unfortunately, the growing trend toward using large tracts of farmland for monocultures greatly reduces the availability of such habitats, with the result that farm area biodiversity has been on the wane for many years. read more


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