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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Water primrose: Use of a tarpaulin

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Water primrose: Public education

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Water primrose: Physical removal

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Unlikely to be beneficial 1 Water primrose: Physical removal Synopsis Link

Water primrose: Flame treatment

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Water primrose: Excavation of banks

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Awaiting assessment 0 Water primrose: Excavation of banks Synopsis Link

Water primrose: Environmental control (e.g shading, altered flow, altered rooting depth, or dredging)

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Awaiting assessment 0 Water primrose: Environmental control (e.g shading, altered flow, altered rooting depth, or dredging) Synopsis Link

Water primrose: Combination treatment using herbicides and physical removal

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Water primrose: Combination treatment using herbicides and physical removal Synopsis Link

Water primrose: Chemical control using herbicides

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Water primrose: Chemical control using herbicides Synopsis Link

Water primrose: Biological control using native herbivores

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Awaiting assessment 0 Water primrose: Biological control using native herbivores Synopsis Link

Water primrose: Biological control using fungal-based herbicides

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Awaiting assessment 0 Water primrose: Biological control using fungal-based herbicides Synopsis Link

Water primrose: Biological control using co-evolved, host specific herbivores

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Water primrose: Biological control using co-evolved, host specific herbivores Synopsis Link

Water plants to preserve dry tropical forest species

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Water plants to preserve dry tropical forest species Synopsis Link

Water nesting mounds to increase incubation success in malleefowl

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Water nesting mounds to increase incubation success in malleefowl Synopsis Link

Wash contaminated semen and use it for artificial insemination

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Wash contaminated semen and use it for artificial insemination Synopsis Link

Vaccinate bats against the white-nose syndrome pathogen

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Vaccinate bats against the white-nose syndrome pathogen Synopsis Link

Use zooplankton to remove zoospores

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use zooplankton to remove zoospores Synopsis Link

Use wire fencing to exclude large native herbivores

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Likely to be beneficial 13 Use wire fencing to exclude large native herbivores Synopsis Link

Use wire fences within grazing areas to exclude livestock from specific forest sections

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Likely to be beneficial 12 Use wire fences within grazing areas to exclude livestock from specific forest sections Synopsis Link

Use wildlife refuges to reduce hunting impacts

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use wildlife refuges to reduce hunting impacts Synopsis Link

Use wildlife refuges to reduce hunting disturbance

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Use wildlife refuges to reduce hunting disturbance Synopsis Link

Use wildlife decoy to reduce vehicle collisions with mammals

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use wildlife decoy to reduce vehicle collisions with mammals Synopsis Link

Use weeding to promote regeneration of indigenous tree communities

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use weeding to promote regeneration of indigenous tree communities  Synopsis Link

Use weed mats to protect planted trees

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use weed mats to protect planted trees Synopsis Link

Use water-based muds instead of oil-based muds (drilling fluids) in the drilling process

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use water-based muds instead of oil-based muds (drilling fluids) in the drilling process Synopsis Link

Use watchmen to deter crop damage by mammals to reduce human-wildlife conflict

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use watchmen to deter crop damage by mammals to reduce human-wildlife conflict Synopsis Link
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