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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Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of seabirds

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of seabirds

Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of raptors

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of raptors

Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of rails

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of rails

Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of pigeons

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of pigeons

Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of cranes

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of cranes

Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of bustards

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of bustards

Use buffer zones to reduce the impact of invasive plant control

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use buffer zones to reduce the impact of invasive plant control

Use brash mats during harvesting to avoid soil compaction

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use brash mats during harvesting to avoid soil compaction

Use bird exclusion devices (BEDs) such as ‘Brickle curtains’ to reduce seabird mortality when hauling longlines

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use bird exclusion devices (BEDs) such as ‘Brickle curtains’ to reduce seabird mortality when hauling longlines

Use biological control to reduce the number of problematic invertebrates

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use biological control to reduce the number of problematic invertebrates

Use biodegradable oil in farming machinery

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use biodegradable oil in farming machinery

Use barriers to keep livestock off ungrazed peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use barriers to keep livestock off ungrazed peatlands

Use bait throwers to reduce seabird bycatch

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use bait throwers to reduce seabird bycatch

Use aversive conditioning to reduce nest predation by mammalian predators

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Unlikely to be beneficial 5 Use aversive conditioning to reduce nest predation by mammalian predators

Use aversive conditioning to reduce nest predation by avian predators

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Unlikely to be beneficial 7 Use aversive conditioning to reduce nest predation by avian predators

Use artificial visual and auditory stimuli to induce breeding in wild populations

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use artificial visual and auditory stimuli to induce breeding in wild populations

Use artificial nests that discourage predation

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Use artificial nests that discourage predation

Use artificial insemination in captive breeding

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 5 Use artificial insemination in captive breeding

Use artificial fertilization in captive breeding

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 4 Use artificial fertilization in captive breeding

Use artificial barriers to prevent pollution entering peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use artificial barriers to prevent pollution entering peatlands

Use appropriate populations to source released populations

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

Use antifungal treatment to reduce chytridiomycosis infection

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 18 Use antifungal treatment to reduce chytridiomycosis infection

Use antifungal skin bacteria or peptides to reduce chytridiomycosis infection

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Unlikely to be beneficial 5 Use antifungal skin bacteria or peptides to reduce chytridiomycosis infection

Use antibacterial treatment to reduce chytridiomycosis infection

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Unlikely to be beneficial 3 Use antibacterial treatment to reduce chytridiomycosis infection

Use an alternative protein source: yeast

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1 Use an alternative protein source: yeast
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