The problems that we face in conserving agricultural landscapes and their wildlife are Europe-wide, though with distinctive local peculiarities that must be addressed. Agricultural markets are international and biodiversity is an international asset. Animals do not recognise political boundaries. For these reasons, there must be a European dimension to agricultural policy. The CAP needs radical reform, not abolition, to integrate farming with the environment and to help restore our farmland birds and other wildlife.
Dr JEREMY J D GREENWOOD
Director, British Trust for Ornithology