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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Promote sustainable alternative livelihoods

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Promote sustainable alternative livelihoods

Use education programmes and local engagement to help reduce persecution or exploitation of species

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 6 Use education programmes and local engagement to help reduce persecution or exploitation of species

Employ local people as ‘biomonitors’

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Employ local people as ‘biomonitors’

Mark eggs to reduce their appeal to egg collectors

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Mark eggs to reduce their appeal to egg collectors

Relocate nestlings to reduce poaching

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Relocate nestlings to reduce poaching

Use wildlife refuges to reduce hunting disturbance

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Use wildlife refuges to reduce hunting disturbance

Introduce voluntary ‘maximum shoot distances’

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Introduce voluntary ‘maximum shoot distances’

Provide ‘sacrificial’ grasslands to reduce the impact of wild geese on crops

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Provide ‘sacrificial’ grasslands to reduce the impact of wild geese on crops

Move fish-eating birds to reduce conflict with fishermen

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Move fish-eating birds to reduce conflict with fishermen

Scare fish-eating birds from areas to reduce conflict

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0 Scare fish-eating birds from areas to reduce conflict

Set longlines at night to reduce seabird bycatch

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 8 Set longlines at night to reduce seabird bycatch

Turn deck lights off during night-time setting of longlines to reduce bycatch

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Turn deck lights off during night-time setting of longlines to reduce bycatch

Use streamer lines to reduce seabird bycatch on longlines

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Beneficial 16 Use streamer lines to reduce seabird bycatch on longlines

Use larger hooks to reduce seabird bycatch

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use larger hooks to reduce seabird bycatch

Use a water cannon when setting longlines to reduce seabird bycatch

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use a water cannon when setting longlines to reduce seabird bycatch

Set lines underwater to reduce seabird bycatch

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 5 Set lines underwater to reduce seabird bycatch

Set longlines at the side of the boat to reduce seabird bycatch

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Set longlines at the side of the boat to reduce seabird bycatch

Use a line shooter to reduce seabird bycatch

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 2 Use a line shooter to reduce seabird bycatch

Use bait throwers to reduce seabird bycatch

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

Tow buoys behind longlining boats to reduce seabird bycatch

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Tow buoys behind longlining boats to reduce seabird bycatch

Dye baits to reduce seabird bycatch

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Dye baits to reduce seabird bycatch

Use high-visibility longlines to reduce seabird bycatch

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use high-visibility longlines to reduce seabird bycatch

Use a sonic scarer when setting longlines to reduce seabird bycatch

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use a sonic scarer when setting longlines to reduce seabird bycatch

Weight baits or lines to reduce longline bycatch of seabirds

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Weight baits or lines to reduce longline bycatch of seabirds

Use shark liver oil to reduce seabird bycatch

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use shark liver oil to reduce seabird bycatch
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