Did you know that the way you shop can help turtle doves?
The manufacturers of Fair to Nature badged products source ingredients from certified Fair to Nature farms.
Fair to Nature farmers actively manage at least 10% of their farmland for the benefit of wildlife. They create different types of wildlife habitat to encourage a wide range of species back onto farmland. Research outcomes from Operation Turtle Dove are incorporated into the Fair to Nature standard, the document to which all Fair to Nature farmers adhere. The standard follows the six key elements for nature friendly farming, as outlined by the Farm Wildlife Partnership. So by looking for the ‘Fair to Nature’ logo when you go shopping and choosing products that are Fair to Nature, you are helping to put the habitat that Turtle Doves thrive in back onto UK farmland. The range of Fair to Nature products is constantly growing. Current products include:
Honeychop Horse Feeds uses the chopped straw from Fair to Nature oat crops in a range of nutritious, high fibre feeds for horses. The business began as a farm diversification in 1987 and has gone from strength to strength since then. The farm is home to a wide range of wildlife, including Barn Owls, Kestrels and Brown Hares. For stockists, please visit the Honeychop website.
The RSPB’s Hope Farm produces an extra virgin rapeseed oil from the rapeseed grown on the farm. The farm has been a Fair to Nature certified farm since 2015, and this has helped to boost not only bird numbers on the land, but butterfly numbers too. The oil is available in RSPB Reserve shops and online.