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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 mulch to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add mulch to control grass

Add mulch to control grass and sow seed

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add mulch to control grass and sow seed

Apply herbicide and remove plants to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Apply herbicide and remove plants to control grass

Apply herbicide and sow seeds of shrubland plants to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Apply herbicide and sow seeds of shrubland plants to control grass

Cut and use prescribed burning to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Cut and use prescribed burning to control grass

Cut/mow and rotovate to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Cut/mow and rotovate to control grass

Cut/mow to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 5 Cut/mow to control grass

Cut/mow to control grass and sow seed of shrubland plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Cut/mow to control grass and sow seed of shrubland plants

Cut/mow, rotovate and sow seeds to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Cut/mow, rotovate and sow seeds to control grass

Rake to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Rake to control grass

Rotovate to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Rotovate to control grass

Strip turf to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Strip turf to control grass

Use grazing or alter livestock to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use grazing or alter livestock to control grass

Use herbicide and prescribed burning to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use herbicide and prescribed burning to control grass

Use herbicide to control bracken

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Use herbicide to control bracken

Use herbicide to control grass

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Unlikely to be beneficial 9 Use herbicide to control grass

Use prescribed burning to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use prescribed burning to control grass
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What Works in Conservation

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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