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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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Add fertilizer to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

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

Add gypsum to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

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

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 manure to soil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add manure to soil

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 soil (alongside planting/seeding)

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

Add peat to soil

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Add peat to soil

Add peat to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

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

Add root associated bacteria/fungi to introduced plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Add root associated bacteria/fungi to introduced plants

Add sulphur to soil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add sulphur to soil

Add sulphur to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Add sulphur to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

Add topsoil

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Add topsoil

Add topsoil (alongside planting/seeding)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add topsoil (alongside planting/seeding)

Allow shrubland to regenerate without active management

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Likely to be beneficial 15 Allow shrubland to regenerate without active management

Apply herbicide and remove plants to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Apply herbicide and remove plants to control grass

Apply herbicide and sow seeds of shrubland plants to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Apply herbicide and sow seeds of shrubland plants to control grass

Apply herbicide to trees

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Apply herbicide to trees

Build bird perches to encourage colonisation by plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Build bird perches to encourage colonisation by plants

Burn leaf litter

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Burn leaf litter

Burn shrublands to reduce impacts of pollutants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Burn shrublands to reduce impacts of pollutants

Change type of livestock

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Change type of livestock

Create buffer zones beside roads and other transportation corridors

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Create buffer zones beside roads and other transportation corridors
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Shrubland and Heathland Conservation

Shrubland and Heathland Conservation - Published 2017

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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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