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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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Alter artificial nest sites to discourage brood parasitism

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Alter artificial nest sites to discourage brood parasitism

Exclude or control ‘reservoir species’ to reduce parasite burdens

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Exclude or control ‘reservoir species’ to reduce parasite burdens

Guard nests to reduce risk of ectoparasites

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0 Guard nests to reduce risk of ectoparasites

Provide supplementary food to increase parental presence and so reduce brood parasitism

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0 Provide supplementary food to increase parental presence and so reduce brood parasitism

Reduce nest ectoparasites by providing beneficial nesting material

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Reduce nest ectoparasites by providing beneficial nesting material

Remove brood parasite eggs from target species’ nests

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Remove brood parasite eggs from target species’ nests

Remove ectoparasites from feathers to increase survival or reproductive success

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Remove ectoparasites from feathers to increase survival or reproductive success

Remove ectoparasites from nests to increase survival or reproductive success

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Unlikely to be beneficial 11 Remove ectoparasites from nests to increase survival or reproductive success

Remove/control adult brood parasites

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Likely to be beneficial 12 Remove/control adult brood parasites

Remove/treat ectoparasites to increase survival or reproductive success

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0 Remove/treat ectoparasites to increase survival or reproductive success

Remove/treat endoparasites and diseases

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 5 Remove/treat endoparasites and diseases

Use false brood parasite eggs to discourage brood parasitism

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use false brood parasite eggs to discourage brood parasitism
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