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Wildlife Havens

Protecting Wildlife

Protecting wildlife is crucial for preserving biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, and it’s a little known fact that the humble hedgerow is actually an incredible wildlife habitat!

The loss of hedgerows, typically found on farms, has been identified as a key factor in the decline of many plant and animal species across the UK. To help address this, farmers within Arla's C.A.R.E program are encouraged to take active steps to improve biodiversity and the provision of wildlife habitats as part of their biodiversity commitment.

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Wildlife Conservation

For wildlife to thrive they require access to diverse environments with plenty of shelter, such as hedgerows, woodlands, meadows, and gardens. Hedges are an absolute wildlife haven and across Arla farms, Arla farmers are already nurturing up to 18,600 miles of hedgerows– further than the UK to China!

Arla farmer Oliver Williams is one such farmer who’s on a hedgerow growing mission. Watch to find out more about the importance of hedgerows and the steps Oliver is taking to provide wildlife habitats on his farm.

Become a wildlife landlord

Want to get involved in creating a wildlife friendly garden? We have partnered with People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) to help you  cultivate a wildlife haven in your backyard. From creating hedgehog highways to insect hotels, you can make a real different to local wildlife.

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Arla C.A.R.E Ecosystems

All our Arla C.A.R.E farms have committed to implementing at least five activities that help support natural ecosystems and biodiversity, such as the creation of habitats and havens for wildlife, like hedgerows, and wildflower patches for pollinators and to help increase local biodiversity.

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