We summarise the documented evidence for the effectiveness of conservation actions

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Species

Synopsis Page
Amphibian Conservation
129 Actions
Synopsis - Amphibian Conservation
Synopsis Page
Bat Conservation
195 Actions
Synopsis - Bat Conservation
Synopsis Page
Bee Conservation
59 Actions
Synopsis - Bee Conservation
Synopsis Page
Bird Conservation
454 Actions
Synopsis - Bird Conservation
Synopsis Page
Control of Freshwater Invasive Species
161 Actions
Synopsis - Control of Freshwater Invasive Species
Synopsis Page
Farmland Conservation
119 Actions
Synopsis - Farmland Conservation
Synopsis Page
Management of Captive Animals
96 Actions
Synopsis - Management of Captive Animals
Synopsis Page
Primate Conservation
162 Actions
Synopsis - Primate Conservation
Synopsis Page
Subtidal Benthic Invertebrate Conservation
225 Actions
Synopsis - Subtidal Benthic Invertebrate Conservation
Synopsis Page
Terrestrial Mammal Conservation
294 Actions
Synopsis - Terrestrial Mammal Conservation

Habitats

Synopsis Page
Forest Conservation
122 Actions
Synopsis - Forest Conservation
Synopsis Page
Peatland Conservation
125 Actions
Synopsis - Peatland Conservation
Synopsis Page
Shrubland and Heathland Conservation
109 Actions
Synopsis - Shrubland and Heathland Conservation

Sustainable production

Synopsis Page
Mediterranean Farmland
75 Actions
Synopsis - Mediterranean Farmland
Synopsis Page
Natural Pest Control
22 Actions
Synopsis - Natural Pest Control
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Soil Fertility
27 Actions
Synopsis - Soil Fertility
Synopsis Page
Sustainable Aquaculture
25 Actions
Synopsis - Sustainable Aquaculture

What Works in Conservation

What Works in Conservation provides expert assessments of the effectiveness of actions, based on summarised evidence, in synopses. Subjects covered so far include amphibians, birds, terrestrial mammals, forests, peatland and control of freshwater invasive species. More are in progress.

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