122 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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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 organic matter

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 4 Add organic matter

Add organic matter after tree planting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Add organic matter after tree planting

Adopt certification

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Adopt certification

Adopt community-based management to protect forests

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Adopt community-based management to protect forests

Adopt conservation grazing of woodland

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Adopt conservation grazing of woodland

Adopt continuous cover forestry

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Adopt continuous cover forestry

Adopt ecotourism

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Adopt ecotourism

Adopt protected species legislation (impact on forest management)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Adopt protected species legislation (impact on forest management)

Apply fungicides to protect seedlings from fungal diseases

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Apply fungicides to protect seedlings from fungal diseases

Apply herbicides after restoration planting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Apply herbicides after restoration planting

Apply insecticide to protect seedlings from invertebrates

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Apply insecticide to protect seedlings from invertebrates

Build bird-perches to enhance natural seed dispersal

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Build bird-perches to enhance natural seed dispersal

Compensate for woodland removal with compensatory planting

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Compensate for woodland removal with compensatory planting

Construct water detention areas to slow water flow and restore riparian forests

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Construct water detention areas to slow water flow and restore riparian forests

Control birds

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Control birds

Control large herbivore populations

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Control large herbivore populations

Control medium-sized herbivores

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Control medium-sized herbivores

Control rodents

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Control rodents

Coppice trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Coppice trees

Cover the ground using techniques other than plastic mats after restoration planting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Cover the ground using techniques other than plastic mats after restoration planting

Cover the ground with plastic mats after restoration planting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Cover the ground with plastic mats after restoration planting

Cover the ground with straw after tree planting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Cover the ground with straw after tree planting

Create managed paths/signs to contain disturbance

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Create managed paths/signs to contain disturbance
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Forest Conservation

Forest Conservation - Published 2016

Forest synopsis

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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