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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Aerobic training

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Awaiting assessment 1 Aerobic training Synopsis Link

Airborne translocation of mammals using parachutes

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Evidence not assessed 1 Airborne translocation of mammals using parachutes Synopsis Link

Allow forest to regenerate naturally following logging

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Allow forest to regenerate naturally following logging Synopsis Link

Allow natural regeneration of ground cover beneath perennial crops

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 9 Allow natural regeneration of ground cover beneath perennial crops Synopsis Link

Allow primates to adapt to local habitat conditions for some time before introduction to the wild

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 25 Allow primates to adapt to local habitat conditions for some time before introduction to the wild Synopsis Link

Allow shrubland to regenerate without active management

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Likely to be beneficial 15 Allow shrubland to regenerate without active management Synopsis Link

Allow sustainable use of peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Allow sustainable use of peatlands Synopsis Link

Alter artificial nest sites to discourage brood parasitism

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Alter artificial nest sites to discourage brood parasitism Synopsis Link

Alter cage size

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Awaiting assessment 1 Alter cage size Synopsis Link

Alter habitat to encourage birds to leave an area

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Alter habitat to encourage birds to leave an area Synopsis Link

Alter lighting

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Awaiting assessment 1 Alter lighting Synopsis Link

Alter the timing of insecticide use

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 5 Alter the timing of insecticide use Synopsis Link

Amend the soil using a mix of organic and inorganic amendments

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Beneficial 11 Amend the soil using a mix of organic and inorganic amendments Synopsis Link

Amend the soil with bacteria or fungi

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Amend the soil with bacteria or fungi Synopsis Link

Amend the soil with composts not otherwise specified

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Amend the soil with composts not otherwise specified Synopsis Link

Amend the soil with crops grown as green manures

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Amend the soil with crops grown as green manures Synopsis Link

Amend the soil with formulated chemical compounds

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Likely to be beneficial 14 Amend the soil with formulated chemical compounds Synopsis Link

Amend the soil with fresh plant material or crop remains

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 14 Amend the soil with fresh plant material or crop remains Synopsis Link

Amend the soil with manures and agricultural composts

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 14 Amend the soil with manures and agricultural composts Synopsis Link

Amend the soil with municipal wastes or their composts

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 2 Amend the soil with municipal wastes or their composts Synopsis Link

Amend the soil with non-chemical minerals and mineral wastes

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Amend the soil with non-chemical minerals and mineral wastes Synopsis Link

Amend the soil with organic processing wastes or their composts

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Amend the soil with organic processing wastes or their composts Synopsis Link

American bullfrog control: Application of a biocide

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 American bullfrog control: Application of a biocide Synopsis Link

American bullfrog control: Biological control of co-occurring beneficial species

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 American bullfrog control: Biological control of co-occurring beneficial species Synopsis Link

American bullfrog control: Biological control using native predators

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Likely to be beneficial 1 American bullfrog control: Biological control using native predators Synopsis Link
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