Bittern-friendly rice farms

Date: 21, Jul, 2021
Author(s): Matt Herring   Kerstin Zander   Stephen Garnett  
Publisher: TSR Hub

The conservation opportunities offered by rice fields as agricultural wetlands are increasingly acknowledged. The Australasian bittern is a highly threatened waterbird that relies on wetlands for breeding grounds. Riverina rice fields support around 60% of the national population of the bird (40% of the global population). We developed guidelines for bittern-friendly rice growing.