2399 Actions found

Actions to conserve wildlife

We have summarised evidence from the scientific literature about the effects of actions to conserve wildlife and ecosystems.

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Adapt bat roost structures to buffer against temperature extremes

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Adapt bat roost structures to buffer against temperature extremes

Add chemicals or minerals to sediments to remove or neutralise pollutants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Add chemicals or minerals to sediments to remove or neutralise pollutants

Add fertilizer to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Add fertilizer to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

Add fresh peat to peatland (before planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add fresh peat to peatland (before planting)

Add gypsum to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add gypsum to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

Add inorganic fertilizer (before/after planting)

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 9 Add inorganic fertilizer (before/after planting)

Add inorganic fertilizer (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Add inorganic fertilizer (without planting)

Add lime (before/after planting)

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 6 Add lime (before/after planting)

Add lime to reduce acidity and/or increase fertility

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add lime to reduce acidity and/or increase fertility

Add lime to shrubland to reduce the impacts of sulphur dioxide pollution

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Add lime to shrubland to reduce the impacts of sulphur dioxide pollution

Add lime to the soil after tree planting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Add lime to the soil after tree planting

Add lime to the soil to increase fertility

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add lime to the soil to increase fertility

Add lime to water bodies to reduce acidification

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 5 Add lime to water bodies to reduce acidification

Add manure to soil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add manure to soil

Add mixed vegetation to peatland surface

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Beneficial 18 Add mixed vegetation to peatland surface

Add mosses to peatland surface

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Beneficial 13 Add mosses to peatland surface

Add mulch and fertilizer to soil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add mulch and fertilizer to soil

Add mulch and fertilizer to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add mulch and fertilizer to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

Add mulch to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add mulch to control grass

Add mulch to control grass and sow seed

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add mulch to control grass and sow seed

Add mulch to crops

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 11 Add mulch to crops

Add mulch to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Add mulch to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

Add nutrients to new ponds as larvae food source

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Add nutrients to new ponds as larvae food source

Add organic fertilizer (before/after planting)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Add organic fertilizer (before/after planting)

Add organic matter

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 4 Add organic matter
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