Shared Earth is a new series from the BBC Natural History Unit which celebrates the natural world and explores what we can all do to help conserve wildlife and habitats and reduce our footprint on the planet
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Friday 27 October 2006
Dylan Winter finds out about "My bit of the planet"
Orchards and wildlife
Traditional orchards are little gems for wildlife - with veteran trees and a more sustainable approach to the orchard's upkeep and management, they provide important food sources and havens for many rare species of wildlife. Traditional orchards have been put forward as a priority habitat under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan and this may help in their conservation