Agriculture Biodiversity

In Brittany, the jackdaw attracts the wrath of farmers

Published in Reporterre in may 2020.

Every year in western Brittany, there are more and more jackdaws. This small opportunistic corvid with a grey back takes advantage of the region’s abundant resources, particularly corn, to feast on. Its happiness does not match that of the farmers, who have designated it as an enemy to be killed. Its proliferation, however, is intimately linked to the productivist agricultural model.

Cover picture: Olivier Retail.