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Actions to Conserve wildlife

We have summarised evidence from the scientific literature about the effects of different interventions to conserve wildlife and ecosystem services.

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Change timing of forestry operations

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

Coppice woodland

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Coppice woodland

Encourage natural regeneration in former plantations

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Encourage natural regeneration in former plantations

Maintain forest and woodland edges for foraging bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Maintain forest and woodland edges for foraging bats

Manage forest and woodland to encourage understorey growth

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Manage forest and woodland to encourage understorey growth

Protect roost trees during forest operations

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Protect roost trees during forest operations

Replant native trees in logged areas

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Replant native trees in logged areas

Retain buffers around roost trees in logged areas

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain buffers around roost trees in logged areas

Retain forested corridors in logged areas

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Retain forested corridors in logged areas

Retain residual tree patches in logged areas

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Retain residual tree patches in logged areas

Retain riparian buffers in logged areas

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Retain riparian buffers in logged areas

Strengthen cultural traditions such as sacred groves that prevent timber harvesting

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Strengthen cultural traditions such as sacred groves that prevent timber harvesting

Thin trees within forest and woodland

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Likely to be beneficial 6 Thin trees within forest and woodland

Train arborists and forestry operatives to identify potential bat roosts

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Train arborists and forestry operatives to identify potential bat roosts

Use selective or reduced impact logging instead of conventional logging

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Use selective or reduced impact logging instead of conventional logging

Use shelterwood cutting instead of clearcutting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use shelterwood cutting instead of clearcutting
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