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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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Harvest groups of trees instead of clearcutting

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 5 Harvest groups of trees instead of clearcutting

Leave coarse woody debris in forests

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 7 Leave coarse woody debris in forests

Leave standing deadwood/snags in forests

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Unlikely to be beneficial 4 Leave standing deadwood/snags in forests

Mechanically remove mid-storey or ground vegetation

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Mechanically remove mid-storey or ground vegetation

Retain riparian buffer strips during timber harvest

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Likely to be beneficial 12 Retain riparian buffer strips during timber harvest

Thin trees within forests

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 9 Thin trees within forests

Use leave-tree harvesting instead of clearcutting

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Unlikely to be beneficial 3 Use leave-tree harvesting instead of clearcutting

Use patch retention instead of clearcutting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use patch retention instead of clearcutting

Use shelterwood harvesting instead of clearcutting

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Use shelterwood harvesting instead of clearcutting
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