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Golf Courses can help save Birdies

Posted on: November 3, 2009

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Birds on a Golf Course

According to recent studies by the RSPB (the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) has concluded that golf courses are great places and sanctuaries for birds and other animals.  Statistics show that there are more than 140,000 acres of out-of-bounds and rough areas on golf courses in Britain.  The same areas are covered by all the RSPB’s reserves.  For a great majority of golfers, part of the enjoyment of golf is the nature and wildlife that a golf course contains.  The RSPB has asked golf courses to cut down on the use of fertilizers and chemicals in the unused areas to make it a safer and healthier place for birds to live.  The RSPB and the R&A (golf’s governing body) have joined together and produced a publication, “Birds and Golf Courses: A Guide To Habitat Management”.  The purpose of the book is to get golf courses to encourage the presence of birds.

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