Farmers in parts of East Anglia are being encouraged to take part in a reverse auction where they bid for funding to create habitat for turtle doves. The RSPB will shortly begin testing a new scheme as part of Defra’s Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme tests and trials process. Farmers will need to be very near to or in one of four target areas to be eligible to take part in the auction, which will be split into two bidding rounds.
The target areas are: Hadleigh and Dedham Vale, Suffolk; Stonham Aspal and Gipping Valley, Suffolk; Upper Wensum, Norfolk; and North West Norfolk.
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