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Habitat Management for ConservationA Handbook of Techniques$
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Malcolm Ausden

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198568728

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568728.001.0001

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Gardens, backyards, and urban areas

Gardens, backyards, and urban areas

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(p.355) 11 Gardens, backyards, and urban areas
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Habitat Management for Conservation
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Malcolm Ausden

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568728.003.0011

Urban areas, gardens, and backyards can support a diverse range of wildlife, including a number of species rare in or absent from more semi-natural habitats. This chapter discusses the general principles of the management of these areas. It also briefly discusses management of mineral-extraction sites and developed land or buildings that are not currently in use, commonly known as brownfield or post-industrial sites. Mineral-extraction sites usually occur in the wider countryside, but are discussed here because of their similarity to brownfield sites.

Keywords:   habitat management, wildlife conservation, mineral extraction sites, brownfield sites, post-industrial sites

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