1876 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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Maintain traditional water meadows (includes management for breeding and/or wintering waders/waterfowl)

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Likely to be beneficial 8 Maintain traditional water meadows (includes management for breeding and/or wintering waders/waterfowl)

Employ areas of semi-natural habitat for rough grazing (includes salt marsh, lowland heath, bog, fen)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Employ areas of semi-natural habitat for rough grazing (includes salt marsh, lowland heath, bog, fen)

Use mowing techniques to reduce mortality

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Beneficial 8 Use mowing techniques to reduce mortality

Use alley cropping

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Use alley cropping

Leave part of the crop or pasture unharvested or uncut

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 8 Leave part of the crop or pasture unharvested or uncut

Engage landowners and other volunteers to manage land for amphibians

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Likely to be beneficial 8 Engage landowners and other volunteers to manage land for amphibians

Remove or control fish using rotenone

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 8 Remove or control fish using rotenone

Captive breeding salamanders (including newts)

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 8 Captive breeding salamanders (including newts)

Use grazing instead of cutting for pasture or grassland management

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 8 Use grazing instead of cutting for pasture or grassland management

Use shelterwood harvesting

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 8 Use shelterwood harvesting

Use fertilizer

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 8 Use fertilizer

Crop production: Add compost to the soil

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Likely to be beneficial 8 Crop production: Add compost to the soil

Pest regulation: Use no tillage instead of reduced tillage

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 8 Pest regulation: Use no tillage instead of reduced tillage

Pest regulation: Plant flowers

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 8 Pest regulation: Plant flowers

Pollination: Plant flowers

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Likely to be beneficial 8 Pollination: Plant flowers

Pollination: Plant hedgerows

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Beneficial 8 Pollination: Plant hedgerows

Other biodiversity: Use seasonal grazing

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Other biodiversity: Use seasonal grazing

Run tourist projects and ensure permanent human presence at site

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Run tourist projects and ensure permanent human presence at site

Detect & report dead primates and clinically determine their cause of death to avoid disease transmission

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Detect & report dead primates and clinically determine their cause of death to avoid disease transmission

Implement multimedia campaigns using theatre, film, print media, discussions

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Implement multimedia campaigns using theatre, film, print media, discussions

Legally protect primate habitat

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Legally protect primate habitat

Fostering appropriate behaviour to facilitate rehabilitation

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Fostering appropriate behaviour to facilitate rehabilitation

Use herbicide to control bracken

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Use herbicide to control bracken

Cut to control bracken

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Cut to control bracken

Restore/create peatland vegetation (multiple interventions)

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