2399 Actions found

Actions to conserve biodiversity

We have summarised evidence from the scientific literature about the effects of actions to conserve wildlife and ecosystems.

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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 wastewater from intensive livestock holdings

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Treat wastewater from intensive livestock holdings

Treat sick/injured animals

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

Treat mammals to reduce conflict caused by disease transmission to humans

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Evidence not assessed 1 Treat mammals to reduce conflict caused by disease transmission to humans

Treat disease in wild mammals

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Evidence not assessed 3 Treat disease in wild mammals

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 ballast water before exchange

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Treat ballast water before exchange

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/translocate ‘bioremediating’ species

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Transplant/translocate ‘bioremediating’ species

Transplant/release climate change-resistant captive-bred or hatchery-reared individuals to re-establish or boost native populations

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Transplant/release climate change-resistant captive-bred or hatchery-reared individuals to re-establish or boost native populations

Transplant/release captive-bred or hatchery-reared species in predator exclusion cages

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Transplant/release captive-bred or hatchery-reared species in predator exclusion cages

Transplant/release captive-bred or hatchery-reared species - Transplant/release molluscs

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Likely to be beneficial 7 Transplant/release captive-bred or hatchery-reared species - Transplant/release molluscs

Transplant/release captive-bred or hatchery-reared species - Transplant/release crustaceans

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Transplant/release captive-bred or hatchery-reared species - Transplant/release crustaceans

Transplant trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Transplant trees

Transplant captive-bred or hatchery-reared individuals of habitat-forming (biogenic) species that are resistant to climate change

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Transplant captive-bred or hatchery-reared individuals of habitat-forming (biogenic) species that are resistant to climate change

Transplant captive-bred or hatchery-reared habitat-forming (biogenic) species

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Transplant captive-bred or hatchery-reared habitat-forming (biogenic) species

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 to re-establish or boost populations in native range

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Evidence not assessed 64 Translocate to re-establish or boost populations in native range
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