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Contact: Tilo Arnhold
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres


Caption: Ecologists fear that fallow land, after the absence of EU-wide set-aside premiums for 2009, are again used for intensive agricultural production. Ecologically, it would make more sense, however, to take at least a portion of the area in the future from agricultural use and waste land and to develop field margins. How important are such extensive forms of agriculture for conservation had shown ecologists, for example, with reference to amphibians in Romania's Transylvania. (http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=21768)

Credit: Photo: Tilo Arnhold/UFZ

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