195 Actions found

Actions to conserve biodiversity

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 Synopsis Link

Apply textured coating to turbines

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Apply textured coating to turbines Synopsis Link

Automatically reduce turbine blade rotation when bat activity is high

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Automatically reduce turbine blade rotation when bat activity is high Synopsis Link

Avoid illumination of bat commuting routes

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Avoid illumination of bat commuting routes Synopsis Link

Avoid illumination of bat foraging, drinking and swarming sites

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Avoid illumination of bat foraging, drinking and swarming sites Synopsis Link

Avoid planting fruit trees alongside roads in areas with fruit bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Avoid planting fruit trees alongside roads in areas with fruit bats Synopsis Link

Avoid the use of antiparasitic drugs for livestock

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Avoid the use of antiparasitic drugs for livestock Synopsis Link

Breed bats in captivity

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Unlikely to be beneficial 6 Breed bats in captivity Synopsis Link

Breed bats in captivity to supplement wild populations affected by white-nose syndrome

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Breed bats in captivity to supplement wild populations affected by white-nose syndrome Synopsis Link

Carry out surveillance of bats for early treatment/action to reduce disease/viruses

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Carry out surveillance of bats for early treatment/action to reduce disease/viruses Synopsis Link

Change effluent treatments of domestic and urban waste water

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Change effluent treatments of domestic and urban waste water Synopsis Link

Change effluent treatments used in agriculture and forestry

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Change effluent treatments used in agriculture and forestry Synopsis Link

Change timing of building work

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Change timing of building work Synopsis Link

Change timing of forestry operations

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Change timing of forestry operations Synopsis Link

Close off potential access points on turbines to prevent roosting bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Close off potential access points on turbines to prevent roosting bats Synopsis Link

Conserve roosting sites for bats in old structures or buildings

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Conserve roosting sites for bats in old structures or buildings Synopsis Link

Control harmful invasive bat prey species

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Control harmful invasive bat prey species Synopsis Link

Control invasive non-predatory competitors

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Control invasive non-predatory competitors Synopsis Link

Control invasive plant species

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Control invasive plant species Synopsis Link

Control invasive predators

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Control invasive predators Synopsis Link

Coppice woodland

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Coppice woodland Synopsis Link

Create alternative bat roosts within developments

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 11 Create alternative bat roosts within developments Synopsis Link

Create artificial caves or hibernacula for bats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Create artificial caves or hibernacula for bats Synopsis Link

Create artificial hollows and cracks in trees for roosting bats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Create artificial hollows and cracks in trees for roosting bats Synopsis Link

Create artificial water sources

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Create artificial water sources Synopsis Link
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