Wildlife conservation can be integrated with farm management in many ways and can provide numerous benefits. Resident and visiting wildlife on a farm is an asset to the property. For example, insects, birds and microbats are important for pest control and crop pollination, and trees and shrubs provide shelter for stock. Native pastures offer reliable, low-maintenance grazing. Native vegetation minimises erosion and soil loss — particularly on steep slopes, and around waterways.
Healthy native ecosystems also make the property a more attractive and interesting place to live and work.