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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Introduce nurse plants (to aid focal peatland plants)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Introduce nurse plants (to aid focal peatland plants)

Cease or prohibit shipping

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Cease or prohibit shipping

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

Install traffic calming structures to reduce speeds

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Evidence not assessed 1 Install traffic calming structures to reduce speeds

Control deployment of hives/ nests

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Awaiting assessment 0 Control deployment of hives/ nests

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

Provide supplementary food for woodpeckers to increase adult survival

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Provide supplementary food for woodpeckers to increase adult survival

Provide shelter habitat

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide shelter habitat

Ponto-Caspian gobies: Application of a biocide

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Awaiting assessment 0 Ponto-Caspian gobies:  Application of a biocide

Primates: Present food which requires the use (or modification) of tools

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Primates: Present food which requires the use (or modification) of tools

Parrot’s feather: Manual harvesting (hand-weeding)

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Awaiting assessment 0 Parrot’s feather: Manual harvesting (hand-weeding)

Rewet peatland (before/after planting)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Rewet peatland (before/after planting)

Divert shipping routes

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Divert shipping routes

Place orphaned or abandoned wild young with wild foster parents

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Evidence not assessed 3 Place orphaned or abandoned wild young with wild foster parents

Modify vegetation along roads to reduce collisions with mammals by enhancing visibility for drivers

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Modify vegetation along roads to reduce collisions with mammals by enhancing visibility for drivers

Prevent escape of commercial bumblebees from greenhouses

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Awaiting assessment 2 Prevent escape of commercial bumblebees from greenhouses

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

Provide supplementary food for songbirds to increase adult survival

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Beneficial 34 Provide supplementary food for songbirds to increase adult survival

Artificially shade ponds to prevent desiccation

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Artificially shade ponds to prevent desiccation

Ponto-Caspian gobies: Habitat manipulation

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Awaiting assessment 0 Ponto-Caspian gobies:  Habitat manipulation

Primates: Present food in water (including dishes and ponds)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Primates: Present food in water (including dishes and ponds)

Parrot’s feather: Use of lightproof barriers

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Awaiting assessment 0 Parrot’s feather: Use of lightproof barriers

Irrigate peatland (before/after planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Irrigate peatland (before/after planting)

Limit, cease or prohibit recreational boating

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Limit, cease or prohibit recreational boating

Modify the roadside environment to reduce collisions by reducing attractiveness of road verges to mammals

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Evidence not assessed 1 Modify the roadside environment to reduce collisions by reducing attractiveness of road verges to mammals
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