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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Create buffer zones around protected primate habitat

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Create buffer zones around protected primate habitat

Create buffer zones beside roads and other transportation corridors

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Create buffer zones beside roads and other transportation corridors

Create corn bunting plots

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Create corn bunting plots

Create corn bunting plots

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Create corn bunting plots

Create habitat connectivity

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Create habitat connectivity

Create legislation for ‘no net loss’ of wetlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Create legislation for ‘no net loss’ of wetlands

Create managed paths/signs to contain disturbance

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Create managed paths/signs to contain disturbance

Create microclimate and microhabitat refuges

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Awaiting assessment 0 Create microclimate and microhabitat refuges

Create mounds or hollows (before planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Create mounds or hollows (before planting)

Create natural habitat islands within agricultural land

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Create natural habitat islands within agricultural land

Create new unlit commuting routes using planting

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Create new unlit commuting routes using planting

Create open patches or strips in permanent grassland

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Evidence not assessed 2 Create open patches or strips in permanent grassland

Create open patches or strips in permanent grassland

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Create open patches or strips in permanent grassland

Create or maintain corridors between habitat patches

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Evidence not assessed 4 Create or maintain corridors between habitat patches

Create or maintain small dams to provide foraging and drinking habitat for bats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Create or maintain small dams to provide foraging and drinking habitat for bats

Create or restore bat foraging habitat in urban areas

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Create or restore bat foraging habitat in urban areas

Create patches of bare ground for ground-nesting bees

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Awaiting assessment 5 Create patches of bare ground for ground-nesting bees

Create ponds for amphibians

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Beneficial 30 Create ponds for amphibians

Create ponds for frogs

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Beneficial 12 Create ponds for frogs

Create ponds for great crested newts

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Likely to be beneficial 7 Create ponds for great crested newts

Create ponds for green toads

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Create ponds for green toads

Create ponds for natterjack toads

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Beneficial 6 Create ponds for natterjack toads

Create ponds for salamanders (including newts)

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Beneficial 5 Create ponds for salamanders (including newts)

Create ponds for toads

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Likely to be beneficial 7 Create ponds for toads

Create refuge areas in aquatic habitats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Create refuge areas in aquatic habitats
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