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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Control traffic and traffic timing

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Likely to be beneficial 9 Control traffic and traffic timing

Control weeds without damaging other plants in conservation areas

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 12 Control weeds without damaging other plants in conservation areas

Convert or revert arable land to permanent grassland

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Convert or revert arable land to permanent grassland

Convert to organic agriculture or aquaculture near peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Convert to organic agriculture or aquaculture near peatlands

Convert to organic farming

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8 Convert to organic farming

Convert to organic farming

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Evidence not assessed 19 Convert to organic farming

Convert to organic farming

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 7 Convert to organic farming

Coppice trees

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Coppice trees

Coppice trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Coppice trees

Coppice trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Coppice trees

Coppice woodland

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Coppice woodland

Cover peatland with organic mulch (after planting)

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Likely to be beneficial 12 Cover peatland with organic mulch (after planting)

Cover peatland with organic mulch (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Cover peatland with organic mulch (without planting)

Cover peatland with something other than mulch (after planting)

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Likely to be beneficial 8 Cover peatland with something other than mulch (after planting)

Cover peatland with something other than mulch (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Cover peatland with something other than mulch (without planting)

Cover the ground using techniques other than plastic mats after restoration planting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Cover the ground using techniques other than plastic mats after restoration planting

Cover the ground with plastic mats after restoration planting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Cover the ground with plastic mats after restoration planting

Cover the ground with straw after tree planting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Cover the ground with straw after tree planting

Crassula helmsii: Alter environmental conditions to control plants

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0 <i>Crassula helmsii</i>: Alter environmental conditions to control plants

Crassula helmsii: Biological control using fungal-based herbicides

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0 <i>Crassula helmsii</i>: Biological control using fungal-based herbicides

Crassula helmsii: Biological control using herbivores

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0 <i>Crassula helmsii</i>: Biological control using herbivores

Crassula helmsii: Bury plants

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0 <i>Crassula helmsii</i>: Bury plants

Crassula helmsii: Chemical control using herbicides

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Beneficial 7 <i>Crassula helmsii</i>: Chemical control using herbicides

Crassula helmsii: Decontamination to prevent further spread

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Beneficial 1 <i>Crassula helmsii</i>: Decontamination to prevent further spread

Crassula helmsii: Dry out waterbodies to control plants

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0 <i>Crassula helmsii</i>: Dry out waterbodies to control plants
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