Agriculture

The British countryside has lost its wildlife at an alarming rate and to a terrible extent. Agricultural intensification and specialisation have simplified the farmed landscape and made it the domain of a few species where once there was abundant diversity. But it doesn't have to be this way. Below we look at how our wild flowers are faring in England, Scotland and Wales - what the problems are, what can be done to fix them and some examples of farmers who have done just that.