Working Group Agri-Environmental Measures
Agricultural environmental measures are implemented mainly in the European Union. Agriculture in Europe is one of the key-areas of the protection and the conservation of nature and its natural habitats. Over 50% of the surface of Europe is used agriculturally. The agricultural landscapes are important habitats for wild animals and plants.
We would like to shape the development of concepts for agricultural environmental measures, to push through the support of the idea of sustainability for the use of natural resources as a principle and to force the conservation and the protection of habitats as a model for agricultural landscapes.
The Working Group would like to contribute to the following in the framework of agricultural environmental measures:
- supporting the sustainable use of natural resources in agricultural landscapes and
- protecting nature as well as the conservation and development of ecologically valuable and diverse agricultural landscapes as habitat for wild animals and plants as well as
- supporting the understanding for agricultural environmental measures world-wide.
Tasks should be classified into the integral-ness/holistic-ness of ecosystems. The following single tasks result from it:
- Commitment for the improvement of habitats in agricultural landscapes.
- Participation at the implementation of projects in open agricultural landscapes, that contribute to the conservation of biological diversity and sustainable use.
- Protection and conservation of the habitat forest for wild animals by improving food through food patches and shrubs, as well as fruit and soft plants in the forest.
The Working Group is at the disposal for advice in the area of set-asides and agricultural environmental measures.
It supports scientific accompanied measures in the areas of set-aside and agricultural environmental measures.
It gives relevant ideas and recommendations on agricultural environmental measures for governments, authorities and other responsible persons for hunting and nature conservation of the states as well as for national and international organizations.
It would like to forge alliances with other nature conservation associations in order to strengthen the political influence.
The Working Group uses its knowledge and commitment also to secure and strengthen the worldwide high reputation of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation.