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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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Add lime to the soil to increase fertility

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add lime to the soil to increase fertility

Add organic matter

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 4 Add organic matter

Enhance soil compaction

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 3 Enhance soil compaction

Use fertilizer

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 8 Use fertilizer

Use soil disturbance to enhance germination (excluding scarification or ploughing)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use soil disturbance to enhance germination (excluding scarification or ploughing)

Use soil scarification or ploughing to enhance germination

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 9 Use soil scarification or ploughing to enhance germination

Use vegetation removal together with mechanical disturbance to the soil

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Use vegetation removal together with mechanical disturbance to the soil
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What Works in Conservation

What Works in Conservation assesses the research looking at whether interventions are beneficial or not. It is based on summarised evidence in synopses, on topics such as amphibians, bats, biodiversity in European farmland, and control of freshwater invasive species. More are available and in progress.

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