Raptor Perch Sites for Biological Control of Agricultural Pest Rodents
Implementation of physical land management activities in agroecosystems, such as stone bunds to curb soil erosion, may have unintended consequences, including providing habitat for small mammal pests, but could also provide perching spots for raptor predators. In this chapter we discuss the major rodent species responsible for crop damage in crop fields in Dogu’a Tembien and their major raptor predators. We demonstrate the role of the physical land management structures in this interaction.
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