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April 2022 Meeting Supporting Biodiversity and Conservation on Farms

Eleanor Lang from ANU discussed working with land managers to enhance their farms for biodiversity and productivity.

Eleanor Lang gave an overview of various projects and related field work, as well as some of the findings from long term monitoring projects and how the program is working with farmers to enhance their landscapes.

Agriculture takes up over 50% of Australia’s land mass, and has been a major contributor to ecosystem damage and species decline. It is therefore also a critical industry for conservation, yet harmonizing agriculture and biodiversity conservation continues to be under-researched and poorly incentivised.

Eleanor is a Cowra-based field ecologist with the ANU Fenner School’s Sustainable Farms program, where she contributes to various ecological monitoring projects in the Central Tablelands, and also works with land managers to enhance their farms for biodiversity and productivity.

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