23 Actions found

Actions to conserve biodiversity

We have summarised evidence from the scientific literature about the effects of actions to conserve wildlife and ecosystems.

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Clip birds’ wings on release

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Clip birds’ wings on release

Provide supplementary food after release

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Provide supplementary food after release

Release birds as adults or sub-adults, not juveniles

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Release birds as adults or sub-adults, not juveniles

Release birds in ‘coveys’

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Release birds in ‘coveys’

Release birds in groups

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Release birds in groups

Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of bustards

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of bustards

Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of cranes

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Likely to be beneficial 6 Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of cranes

Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of gamebirds

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 5 Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of gamebirds

Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of owls

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of owls

Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of parrots

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 5 Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of parrots

Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of pigeons

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of pigeons

Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of rails

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of rails

Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of raptors

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Likely to be beneficial 14 Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of raptors

Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of songbirds

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Likely to be beneficial 6 Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of songbirds

Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of storks and ibises

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of storks and ibises

Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of vultures

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of vultures

Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of waders

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of waders

Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of wildfowl

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 5 Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of wildfowl

Use ‘anti-predator training’ to improve survival after release

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use ‘anti-predator training’ to improve survival after release

Use ‘flying training’ before release

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use ‘flying training’ before release

Use appropriate populations to source released populations

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use appropriate populations to source released populations

Use holding pens at release sites

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 6 Use holding pens at release sites

Use microlites to help birds migrate

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use microlites to help birds migrate
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