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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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Control bracken

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Evidence not assessed 2 Control bracken Synopsis Link

Control grey squirrels

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Control grey squirrels Synopsis Link

Control invasive non-native plants on farmland (such as Himalayan Balsam, Japanese knotweed)

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Evidence not assessed 2 Control invasive non-native plants on farmland (such as Himalayan Balsam, Japanese knotweed) Synopsis Link

Control mink

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Evidence not assessed 2 Control mink Synopsis Link

Control predatory mammals and birds (foxes, crows, stoats and weasels)

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Likely to be beneficial 11 Control predatory mammals and birds (foxes, crows, stoats and weasels) Synopsis Link

Control scrub

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Control scrub Synopsis Link

Control weeds without damaging other plants in conservation areas

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 12 Control weeds without damaging other plants in conservation areas Synopsis Link

Erect predator-proof fencing around important breeding sites for waders

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Erect predator-proof fencing around important breeding sites for waders Synopsis Link

Manage wild deer numbers

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Manage wild deer numbers Synopsis Link

Protect individual nests of ground-nesting birds

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Protect individual nests of ground-nesting birds Synopsis Link

Provide medicated grit for grouse

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Evidence not assessed 1 Provide medicated grit for grouse Synopsis Link

Remove coarse fish

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Remove coarse fish Synopsis Link
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