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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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Leave headlands in fields unsprayed (conservation headlands)

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Likely to be beneficial 12 Leave headlands in fields unsprayed (conservation headlands)

Make selective use of spring herbicides

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Make selective use of spring herbicides

Provide buffer strips along rivers and streams

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide buffer strips along rivers and streams

Provide buffer strips around in-field ponds

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide buffer strips around in-field ponds

Provide food for vultures to reduce mortality from diclofenac

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Provide food for vultures to reduce mortality from diclofenac

Provide unfertilised cereal headlands in arable fields

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide unfertilised cereal headlands in arable fields

Reduce chemical inputs in permanent grassland management

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Reduce chemical inputs in permanent grassland management

Reduce pesticide or herbicide use generally

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Likely to be beneficial 9 Reduce pesticide or herbicide use generally

Restrict certain pesticides or other agricultural chemicals for birds

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Restrict certain pesticides or other agricultural chemicals for birds

Use organic rather than mineral fertilisers

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use organic rather than mineral fertilisers
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