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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 conservation grazing of woodland

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Adopt conservation grazing of woodland

Coppice trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Coppice trees

Halo ancient trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Halo ancient trees

Imitate natural disturbances by pushing over trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Imitate natural disturbances by pushing over trees

Pollard trees (top cutting or top pruning)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Pollard trees (top cutting or top pruning)

Reintroduce large herbivores

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reintroduce large herbivores

Retain fallen trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain fallen trees

Thin trees by girdling (cutting rings around tree trunks)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Thin trees by girdling (cutting rings around tree trunks)

Use clearcutting to increase understory diversity

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 24 Use clearcutting to increase understory diversity

Use group-selection harvesting

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 9 Use group-selection harvesting

Use herbicides to thin trees

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use herbicides to thin trees

Use shelterwood harvesting

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 8 Use shelterwood harvesting

Use thinning followed by prescribed fire

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Unlikely to be beneficial 7 Use thinning followed by prescribed fire
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