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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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Adopt continuous cover forestry

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

Log/remove trees within forests: effects on mature trees

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 15 Log/remove trees within forests: effects on mature trees

Log/remove trees within forests: effects on non-vascular plants

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 3 Log/remove trees within forests: effects on non-vascular plants

Log/remove trees within forests: effects on understory plants

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Beneficial 12 Log/remove trees within forests: effects on understory plants

Log/remove trees within forests: effects on young trees

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Log/remove trees within forests: effects on young trees

Remove woody debris after timber harvest

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Unlikely to be beneficial 12 Remove woody debris after timber harvest

Thin trees within forests: effects on mature trees

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 18 Thin trees within forests: effects on mature trees

Thin trees within forests: effects on non-vascular plants

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 4 Thin trees within forests: effects on non-vascular plants

Thin trees within forests: effects on understory plants

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Likely to be beneficial 37 Thin trees within forests: effects on understory plants

Thin trees within forests: effects on young trees

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Likely to be beneficial 13 Thin trees within forests: effects on young trees

Use brash mats during harvesting to avoid soil compaction

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use brash mats during harvesting to avoid soil compaction

Use partial retention harvesting instead of clearcutting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Use partial retention harvesting instead of clearcutting

Use shelterwood harvest instead of clearcutting

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Use shelterwood harvest instead of clearcutting

Use summer instead of winter harvesting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use summer instead of winter harvesting
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