1. bookVolume 11 (2019): Issue 3 (September 2019)
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Effects of the European Common Agricultural Policy on Preserving Biodiversity: Farmland Birds in Slovenia

Published Online: 07 Oct 2019
Page range: 281 - 297
Received: 05 Nov 2018
Accepted: 21 Aug 2019
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24 Feb 2009
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This paper assesses the effects of agricultural payments on changes in farmland bird diversity in Slovenia. Diversity was measured by Shannon index, while the impacts were estimated with the first-difference estimator on panel data for municipalities with and without special protection areas for birds. The effects of agricultural payments on farmland biodiversity require that the balance of financial instruments be taken into account when the agricultural policy is being drafted. The effects of payments in municipalities with and without special protection areas indicate the need to consider the landscape perspective and adapt schemes to landscape type while preparing the national agricultural policy.


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