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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Install tunnels/culverts/underpass under roads

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Evidence not assessed 25 Install tunnels/culverts/underpass under roads

Conduct veterinary screens of animals before reintroducing/translocating them

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 24 Conduct veterinary screens of animals before reintroducing/translocating them

Provide supplementary food to increase reproduction/survival

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Evidence not assessed 24 Provide supplementary food to increase reproduction/survival

Soil: Add compost to the soil

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Beneficial 24 Soil: Add compost to the soil

Other biodiversity: Restore habitat along watercourses

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Likely to be beneficial 24 Other biodiversity: Restore habitat along watercourses

Create beetle banks

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Likely to be beneficial 24 Create beetle banks

Release translocated mammals into fenced areas

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Evidence not assessed 24 Release translocated mammals into fenced areas

Use clearcutting to increase understory diversity

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 24 Use clearcutting to increase understory diversity

Reintroduce primates into habitat where the species is present

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 23 Reintroduce primates into habitat where the species is present

Crop production: Use no tillage in arable fields

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 23 Crop production: Use no tillage in arable fields

Restore or create grasslands

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Likely to be beneficial 23 Restore or create grasslands

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

Restore or create traditional water meadows

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Likely to be beneficial 22 Restore or create traditional water meadows

Release translocated/captive-bred mammals in areas with invasive/problematic species eradication/control

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Evidence not assessed 22 Release translocated/captive-bred mammals in areas with invasive/problematic species eradication/control

Provide or retain set-aside areas in farmland

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Beneficial 22 Provide or retain set-aside areas in farmland

Maintain species-rich, semi-natural grassland

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

Install overpasses over roads/railways

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Evidence not assessed 22 Install overpasses over roads/railways

Provide artificial nesting sites for falcons

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Beneficial 22 Provide artificial nesting sites for falcons

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

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

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

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

Translocate frogs

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 20 Translocate frogs

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 overwinter stubbles

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Likely to be beneficial 20 Leave overwinter stubbles
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