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

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Restore/create peatland vegetation (multiple interventions)

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Likely to be beneficial 8 Restore/create peatland vegetation (multiple interventions)

Restore/create peatland vegetation using the moss layer transfer technique

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Restore/create peatland vegetation using the moss layer transfer technique

Fill/block ditches to create conditions suitable for peatland plants (without planting)

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Fill/block ditches to create conditions suitable for peatland plants (without planting)

Excavate pools (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Excavate pools (without planting)

Reprofile/relandscape peatland (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Reprofile/relandscape peatland (without planting)

Roughen peat surface to create microclimates (without planting)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Roughen peat surface to create microclimates (without planting)

Remove upper layer of peat/soil (without planting)

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Remove upper layer of peat/soil (without planting)

Bury upper layer of peat/soil (without planting)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Bury upper layer of peat/soil (without planting)

Disturb peatland surface to encourage growth of desirable plants (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Disturb peatland surface to encourage growth of desirable plants (without planting)

Add inorganic fertilizer (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Add inorganic fertilizer (without planting)

Cover peatland with organic mulch (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Cover peatland with organic mulch (without planting)

Cover peatland with something other than mulch (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Cover peatland with something other than mulch (without planting)

Stabilize peatland surface to help plants colonize

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Stabilize peatland surface to help plants colonize

Introduce nurse plants (without planting peatland vegetation)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Introduce nurse plants (without planting peatland vegetation)

Build artificial bird perches to encourage seed dispersal

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Build artificial bird perches to encourage seed dispersal

Directly plant peatland mosses

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Likely to be beneficial 7 Directly plant peatland mosses

Directly plant peatland herbs

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Directly plant peatland herbs

Directly plant peatland trees/shrubs

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Likely to be beneficial 11 Directly plant peatland trees/shrubs

Add mosses to peatland surface

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Beneficial 13 Add mosses to peatland surface

Add mixed vegetation to peatland surface

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Beneficial 18 Add mixed vegetation to peatland surface

Introduce seeds of peatland herbs

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Introduce seeds of peatland herbs

Introduce seeds of peatland trees/shrubs

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Introduce seeds of peatland trees/shrubs
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