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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 zero burning policies near peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Adopt zero burning policies near peatlands

Build fire breaks

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Build fire breaks

Cut large trees/shrubs to maintain or restore disturbance

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Cut large trees/shrubs to maintain or restore disturbance

Cut/mow herbaceous plants to maintain or restore disturbance

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Likely to be beneficial 14 Cut/mow herbaceous plants to maintain or restore disturbance

Irrigate peatland (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Irrigate peatland (without planting)

Reduce water level of flooded peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce water level of flooded peatlands

Remove plant litter to maintain or restore disturbance

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Remove plant litter to maintain or restore disturbance

Restore natural water level fluctuations

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restore natural water level fluctuations

Rewet peat to prevent wild fires

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Rewet peat to prevent wild fires

Rewet peatland (raise water table)

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Beneficial 36 Rewet peatland (raise water table)

Thin vegetation to prevent wild fires

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Thin vegetation to prevent wild fires

Use grazing to maintain or restore disturbance

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 4 Use grazing to maintain or restore disturbance

Use prescribed fire to maintain or restore disturbance

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Use prescribed fire to maintain or restore disturbance
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