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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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Connect areas of natural or semi-natural habitat for bees

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Awaiting assessment 0 Connect areas of natural or semi-natural habitat for bees Synopsis Link

Create patches of bare ground for ground-nesting bees

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Awaiting assessment 5 Create patches of bare ground for ground-nesting bees Synopsis Link

Increase areas of rough grassland for bumblebee nesting

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Awaiting assessment 1 Increase areas of rough grassland for bumblebee nesting Synopsis Link

Increase the diversity of nectar and pollen plants in the landscape for bees

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Awaiting assessment 1 Increase the diversity of nectar and pollen plants in the landscape for bees Synopsis Link

Increase the proportion of natural or semi-natural habitat in the farmed landscape

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Awaiting assessment 0 Increase the proportion of natural or semi-natural habitat in the farmed landscape Synopsis Link

Increase the use of clover leys on farmland

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Awaiting assessment 2 Increase the use of clover leys on farmland Synopsis Link

Introduce agri-environment schemes to benefit wild bees

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Awaiting assessment 5 Introduce agri-environment schemes to benefit wild bees Synopsis Link

Leave arable field margins uncropped with natural regeneration

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Awaiting assessment 6 Leave arable field margins uncropped with natural regeneration Synopsis Link

Manage hedges to benefit bees

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Awaiting assessment 1 Manage hedges to benefit bees Synopsis Link

Plant dedicated floral resources on farmland

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Awaiting assessment 17 Plant dedicated floral resources on farmland Synopsis Link

Protect existing natural or semi-natural habitat to prevent conversion to agriculture

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Awaiting assessment 0 Protect existing natural or semi-natural habitat to prevent conversion to agriculture Synopsis Link

Provide grass strips at field margins for bees

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Awaiting assessment 4 Provide grass strips at field margins for bees Synopsis Link

Provide set-aside areas in farmland

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Awaiting assessment 2 Provide set-aside areas in farmland Synopsis Link

Reduce grazing intensity on pastures

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Awaiting assessment 1 Reduce grazing intensity on pastures Synopsis Link

Reduce the intensity of farmland meadow management

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Awaiting assessment 4 Reduce the intensity of farmland meadow management Synopsis Link

Reduce tillage

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Awaiting assessment 1 Reduce tillage Synopsis Link

Restore heathland

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Awaiting assessment 3 Restore heathland Synopsis Link

Restore species-rich grassland vegetation

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Awaiting assessment 4 Restore species-rich grassland vegetation Synopsis Link

Sow uncropped arable field margins with a native wild flower seed mix

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Awaiting assessment 7 Sow uncropped arable field margins with a native wild flower seed mix Synopsis Link

Sow uncropped arable field margins with an agricultural nectar and pollen mix

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Awaiting assessment 6 Sow uncropped arable field margins with an agricultural nectar and pollen mix Synopsis Link
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