Approximately half the area of our country is used for agriculture. Thus, farming has a large influence on species diversity. Intensive farming methods have triggered a dramatic population decline in the past years. Once abundant dwellers of the agricultural landscape, such as partridges, lapwings and skylarks are now hardly ever heard. The German environmental organisation NABU works towards nature-friendly farming and awards the 2018 special prize „Ährensache“. This category looks for images that explore the opposing poles of farming and the diversity of species.