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Saving Species on BBC Radio 4 explores biodiversity, conservation and natural history, both in the UK and across the globe. What is the future for our farmland birds? We have been following the re-...introduction of Cirl Buntings into Cornwall: an RSPB led conservation project where Cirl Bunting chicks have been taken from nests in Devon and released on specially selected farms in Cornwall. We sent a reporter down to the West Country to see how it works. But do planned government cuts on departments like DEFRA impact on this and other conservation work to protect our farmland birds? And will the "Big Society" and "localism", the policy centre piece of the coalition - and not Government, protect our farmland birds? We asked the RSPB and DEFRA. Also in the programme, memories of butterflies.
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Series: Saving species; Series 1
Episode 16
First transmission date: 2010-07-20
Original broadcast channel: BBC Radio 4
Published: 2010
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Duration: 00:30:00
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Producer: Kirsty Henderson
Presenter: Brett Westwood
Contributors: Mark Avery; Mark Brazil; Ed Drewitt; John Gulliver; Kirsty Henderson; Cath Jeffs; Sarah Pitt; Andrew Smith; Brett Westwood
Publisher: BBC Open University
Production number: PBS02910WZ0016
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