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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Thaw bait before setting lines to reduce seabird bycatch

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Thaw bait before setting lines to reduce seabird bycatch

Reduce seabird bycatch by releasing offal overboard when setting longlines

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Reduce seabird bycatch by releasing offal overboard when setting longlines

Use acoustic alerts on gillnets to reduce seabird bycatch

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use acoustic alerts on gillnets to reduce seabird bycatch

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 high-visibility mesh on gillnets to reduce seabird bycatch

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use high-visibility mesh on gillnets to reduce seabird bycatch

Reduce gillnet deployment time to reduce seabird bycatch

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce gillnet deployment time to reduce seabird bycatch

Mark trawler warp cables to reduce seabird collisions

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Mark trawler warp cables to reduce seabird collisions

Reduce ‘ghost fishing’ by lost/discarded gear

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce ‘ghost fishing’ by lost/discarded gear

Reduce bycatch by employing seasonal or area closures

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce bycatch by employing seasonal or area closures

Use signs and access restrictions to reduce disturbance at nest sites

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Use signs and access restrictions to reduce disturbance at nest sites

Set minimum distances for approaching birds (buffer zones)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Set minimum distances for approaching birds (buffer zones)

Provide paths to limit the extent of disturbance

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Provide paths to limit the extent of disturbance

Reduce visitor group size

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce visitor group size

Use voluntary agreements with local people to reduce disturbance

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Use voluntary agreements with local people to reduce disturbance

Start educational programmes for personal watercraft owners

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Start educational programmes for personal watercraft owners

Habituate birds to human visitors

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Habituate birds to human visitors

Use nest covers to reduce the impact of research on predation of ground-nesting seabirds

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use nest covers to reduce the impact of research on predation of ground-nesting seabirds

Use prescribed burning on deciduous forests

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 4 Use prescribed burning on deciduous forests

Use prescribed burning on pine forests

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 28 Use prescribed burning on pine forests

Use prescribed burning on Australian sclerophyll forest

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Use prescribed burning on Australian sclerophyll forest

Use prescribed burning on savannas

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 5 Use prescribed burning on savannas

Use prescribed burning on shrublands

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 8 Use prescribed burning on shrublands

Use prescribed burning on grasslands

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 21 Use prescribed burning on grasslands

Use prescribed burning on coastal habitats

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 3 Use prescribed burning on coastal habitats

Use fire suppression/control

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Use fire suppression/control
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