Restore or create wetlands
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Wetlands can support high numbers of aquatic insects and provide important foraging and drinking habitats for bats. Wetlands may be created in proximity to existing habitats or habitat corridors. Restoration of wetlands may involve a combination of interventions, such as removing invasive and emergent plants and maintaining bankside vegetation and trees.
For evidence relating to managing water bodies in arid areas, see ‘Threat: Climate change and severe weather – Manage natural water bodies in arid areas to prevent desiccation’.