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Actions to conserve biodiversity

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Captive breeding toads

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 12 Captive breeding toads Synopsis Link

Captive rear in large enclosures prior to release

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Evidence not assessed 4 Captive rear in large enclosures prior to release Synopsis Link

Carnivores: Allocate fast days

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Carnivores: Allocate fast days Synopsis Link

Carnivores: Alter feeding schedule according to visitor activity

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Awaiting assessment 0 Carnivores: Alter feeding schedule according to visitor activity Synopsis Link

Carnivores: Alter food abundance or type seasonally

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Awaiting assessment 0 Carnivores: Alter food abundance or type seasonally Synopsis Link

Carnivores: Change location of food around enclosure

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Carnivores: Change location of food around enclosure Synopsis Link

Carnivores: Feed a plant-derived protein diet

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Carnivores: Feed a plant-derived protein diet Synopsis Link

Carnivores: Feed commercially prepared diets

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 5 Carnivores: Feed commercially prepared diets Synopsis Link

Carnivores: Feed individuals separately

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Awaiting assessment 0 Carnivores: Feed individuals separately Synopsis Link

Carnivores: Feed individuals within a social group

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Awaiting assessment 0 Carnivores: Feed individuals within a social group Synopsis Link

Carnivores: Feed whole carcasses (with or without organs/gastrointestinal tract)

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 6 Carnivores: Feed whole carcasses (with or without organs/gastrointestinal tract) Synopsis Link

Carnivores: Hand-feed

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Awaiting assessment 0 Carnivores: Hand-feed Synopsis Link

Carnivores: Hide food around enclosure

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Beneficial 6 Carnivores: Hide food around enclosure Synopsis Link

Carnivores: Increase variety of food items

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Carnivores: Increase variety of food items Synopsis Link

Carnivores: Present food frozen in ice

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Carnivores: Present food frozen in ice Synopsis Link

Carnivores: Present food in/on water

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Carnivores: Present food in/on water Synopsis Link

Carnivores: Present food inside objects (e.g. Boomer balls)

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Carnivores: Present food inside objects (e.g. Boomer balls) Synopsis Link

Carnivores: Provide bones, hides or partial carcasses

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Carnivores: Provide bones, hides or partial carcasses Synopsis Link

Carnivores: Provide devices to simulate live prey, including sounds, lures, pulleys and bungees

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 3 Carnivores: Provide devices to simulate live prey, including sounds, lures, pulleys and bungees Synopsis Link

Carnivores: Provide food during natural active periods

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Awaiting assessment 0 Carnivores: Provide food during natural active periods Synopsis Link

Carnivores: Provide food during visitor experiences

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Awaiting assessment 0 Carnivores: Provide food during visitor experiences Synopsis Link

Carnivores: Provide food on a random temporal schedule

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 7 Carnivores: Provide food on a random temporal schedule Synopsis Link

Carnivores: Provide live invertebrate prey, including in feeding devices

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Carnivores: Provide live invertebrate prey, including in feeding devices Synopsis Link

Carnivores: Provide live vertebrate prey

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Carnivores: Provide live vertebrate prey Synopsis Link

Carnivores: Scatter food around enclosure

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Carnivores: Scatter food around enclosure Synopsis Link
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