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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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Change season/timing of cutting/mowing

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Change season/timing of cutting/mowing

Control populations of wild herbivores

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Control populations of wild herbivores

Exclude wild herbivores using physical barriers

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Exclude wild herbivores using physical barriers

Implement biosecurity measures to prevent introductions of problematic species

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Implement biosecurity measures to prevent introductions of problematic species

Introduce an organism to control problematic plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Introduce an organism to control problematic plants

Physically damage problematic plants

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Physically damage problematic plants

Physically remove problematic plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Physically remove problematic plants

Use covers/barriers to control problematic plants

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use covers/barriers to control problematic plants

Use cutting to control problematic large trees/shrubs

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use cutting to control problematic large trees/shrubs

Use cutting/mowing to control problematic herbaceous plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Use cutting/mowing to control problematic herbaceous plants

Use grazing to control problematic plants

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use grazing to control problematic plants

Use herbicide to control problematic plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use herbicide to control problematic plants

Use prescribed fire to control problematic plants

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 6 Use prescribed fire to control problematic plants
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