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 netting to exclude fish-eating birds

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Likely to be beneficial 6 Use netting to exclude fish-eating birds

Disturb birds using foot patrols

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Unlikely to be beneficial 2 Disturb birds using foot patrols

Use ‘mussel socks’ to prevent birds from attacking shellfish

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Use ‘mussel socks’ to prevent birds from attacking shellfish

Translocate birds away from fish farms

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Translocate birds away from fish farms

Increase water turbidity to reduce fish predation by birds

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Increase water turbidity to reduce fish predation by birds

Provide refuges for fish within ponds

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Provide refuges for fish within ponds

Use in-water devices to reduce fish loss from ponds

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use in-water devices to reduce fish loss from ponds

Spray water to deter birds from ponds

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Unlikely to be beneficial 1 Spray water to deter birds from ponds

Deter birds from landing on shellfish culture gear using spikes on oyster cages

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Deter birds from landing on shellfish culture gear using spikes on oyster cages

Deter birds from landing on shellfish culture gear by suspending oyster bags under water

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Deter birds from landing on shellfish culture gear by suspending oyster bags under water

Paint wind turbines to increase their visibility

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Paint wind turbines to increase their visibility

Mowing roadside verges

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Mowing roadside verges

Sowing roadside verges

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Sowing roadside verges

Scare or otherwise deter birds from airports

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Scare or otherwise deter birds from airports

Bury or isolate power lines to reduce incidental bird mortality

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Bury or isolate power lines to reduce incidental bird mortality

Remove earth wires to reduce incidental bird mortality

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Remove earth wires to reduce incidental bird mortality

Thicken earth wire to reduce incidental bird mortality

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Thicken earth wire to reduce incidental bird mortality

Mark power lines to reduce incidental bird mortality

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Beneficial 10 Mark power lines to reduce incidental bird mortality

Use raptor models to deter birds and so reduce incidental mortality

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Unlikely to be beneficial 1 Use raptor models to deter birds and so reduce incidental mortality

Add perches to electricity pylons to reduce electrocution

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Unlikely to be beneficial 1 Add perches to electricity pylons to reduce electrocution

Insulate power pylons to prevent electrocution

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Insulate power pylons to prevent electrocution

Use perch-deterrents to stop raptors perching on pylons

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Use perch-deterrents to stop raptors perching on pylons

Reduce electrocutions by using plastic, not aluminium, leg rings to mark birds

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Unlikely to be beneficial 1 Reduce electrocutions by using plastic, not aluminium, leg rings to mark birds

Use legislative regulation to protect wild populations

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Beneficial 9 Use legislative regulation to protect wild populations

Increase ‘on-the-ground’ protection to reduce unsustainable levels of exploitation

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Increase ‘on-the-ground’ protection to reduce unsustainable levels of exploitation
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