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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Undersow spring cereals, with clover for example

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Undersow spring cereals, with clover for example

Turn off lights to reduce mortality from artificial lights

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Turn off lights to reduce mortality from artificial lights

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

Tree pollarding and tree surgery

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Tree pollarding and tree surgery

Treat wetlands with herbicide

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 4 Treat wetlands with herbicide

Treat sick/injured animals

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 18 Treat sick/injured animals

Treat bats for infection with white-nose syndrome

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Treat bats for infection with white-nose syndrome

Treat bat hibernacula environments to reduce pathogen reservoir

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Treat bat hibernacula environments to reduce pathogen reservoir

Treat amphibians with chytridiomycosis in the wild or pre-release

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Treat amphibians with chytridiomycosis in the wild or pre-release

Transplant trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Transplant trees

Translocate woodpeckers

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Likely to be beneficial 7 Translocate woodpeckers

Translocate wood frogs

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Translocate wood frogs

Translocate wildfowl

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Translocate wildfowl

Translocate toads

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Likely to be beneficial 9 Translocate toads

Translocate songbirds

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Likely to be beneficial 12 Translocate songbirds

Translocate solitary bees

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1 Translocate solitary bees

Translocate salamanders (including newts)

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Likely to be beneficial 6 Translocate salamanders (including newts)

Translocate raptors

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Beneficial 7 Translocate raptors

Translocate rails

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Translocate rails

Translocate petrels and shearwaters

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Translocate petrels and shearwaters

Translocate pelicans

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Translocate pelicans

Translocate parrots

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Likely to be beneficial 7 Translocate parrots

Translocate owls

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Translocate owls

Translocate nests to avoid disturbance

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 5 Translocate nests to avoid disturbance

Translocate natterjack toads

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Translocate natterjack toads
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