16 Actions found

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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Create tree plantations on agricultural land to provide roosting and foraging habitat for bats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Create tree plantations on agricultural land to provide roosting and foraging habitat for bats

Engage farmers and landowners to manage land for bats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Engage farmers and landowners to manage land for bats

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

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Increase the proportion of semi-natural habitat in the farmed landscape

Introduce agri-environment schemes

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Introduce agri-environment schemes

Manage ditches to benefit bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Manage ditches to benefit bats

Manage hedges to benefit bats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Manage hedges to benefit bats

Plant field margins with a diverse mix of plant species

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Plant field margins with a diverse mix of plant species

Plant in-field trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Plant in-field trees

Plant new hedges

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Plant new hedges

Provide or retain set-aside areas in farmland

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide or retain set-aside areas in farmland

Reduce field size (or maintain small fields)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce field size (or maintain small fields)

Retain existing in-field trees

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Retain existing in-field trees

Retain or plant native trees and shrubs amongst crops (agroforestry)

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Likely to be beneficial 7 Retain or plant native trees and shrubs amongst crops (agroforestry)

Retain remnant forest or woodland on agricultural land

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Likely to be beneficial 6 Retain remnant forest or woodland on agricultural land

Retain unmown field margins

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Retain unmown field margins

Use organic farming instead of conventional farming

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Likely to be beneficial 7 Use organic farming instead of conventional farming
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