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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Provide artificial nesting sites for falcons

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Beneficial 22 Provide artificial nesting sites for falcons

Maintain species-rich, semi-natural grassland

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Likely to be beneficial 22 Maintain species-rich, semi-natural grassland

Soil: Plant or maintain ground cover in orchards or vineyards

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Beneficial 22 Soil: Plant or maintain ground cover in orchards or vineyards

Use prescribed burning on grasslands

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 21 Use prescribed burning on grasslands

Water: Plant or maintain ground cover in orchards or vineyards

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 21 Water: Plant or maintain ground cover in orchards or vineyards

Manage hedgerows to benefit wildlife (includes no spray, gap-filling and laying)

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Likely to be beneficial 20 Manage hedgerows to benefit wildlife (includes no spray, gap-filling and laying)

Leave cultivated, uncropped margins or plots (includes 'lapwing plots')

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Beneficial 20 Leave cultivated, uncropped margins or plots (includes 'lapwing plots')

Leave overwinter stubbles

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Likely to be beneficial 20 Leave overwinter stubbles

Translocate frogs

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 20 Translocate frogs

Soil: Use no tillage instead of reduced tillage

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Unlikely to be beneficial 20 Soil: Use no tillage instead of reduced tillage

Use organic rather than mineral fertilizers

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Beneficial 19 Use organic rather than mineral fertilizers

Convert to organic farming

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Evidence not assessed 19 Convert to organic farming

Water: Grow cover crops in arable fields

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 19 Water: Grow cover crops in arable fields

Pest regulation: Grow cover crops in arable fields

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Likely to be beneficial 19 Pest regulation: Grow cover crops in arable fields

Undersow spring cereals, with clover for example

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Likely to be beneficial 18 Undersow spring cereals, with clover for example

Control mammalian predators on islands for seabirds

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Beneficial 18 Control mammalian predators on islands for seabirds

Provide artificial nesting sites for owls

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Beneficial 18 Provide artificial nesting sites for owls

Reduce chemical inputs in grassland management

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Likely to be beneficial 18 Reduce chemical inputs in grassland management

Create beetle banks

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Unlikely to be beneficial 18 Create beetle banks

Use prescribed fire or modifications to burning regime in forests

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 18 Use prescribed fire or modifications to burning regime in forests

Use antifungal treatment to reduce chytridiomycosis infection

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 18 Use antifungal treatment to reduce chytridiomycosis infection

Thin trees within forests: effects on mature trees

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 18 Thin trees within forests: effects on mature trees

Other biodiversity: Use grazers to manage vegetation

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 18 Other biodiversity: Use grazers to manage vegetation

Treat sick/injured animals

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

Add mixed vegetation to peatland surface

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Beneficial 18 Add mixed vegetation to peatland surface
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