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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Use vegetation removal together with mechanical disturbance to the soil

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Use vegetation removal together with mechanical disturbance to the soil

Use variable retention management during forestry operations

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use variable retention management during forestry operations

Use vaccinations

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6 Use vaccinations

Use UV filters on lights

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use UV filters on lights

Use ultrasonic devices to deter cats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use ultrasonic devices to deter cats

Use tree guards or shelters to protect planted trees

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use tree guards or shelters to protect planted trees

Use traditional breeds of livestock

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Unlikely to be beneficial 1 Use traditional breeds of livestock

Use traditional breeds of livestock

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 5 Use traditional breeds of livestock

Use thinning followed by prescribed fire

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Unlikely to be beneficial 7 Use thinning followed by prescribed fire

Use temperature treatment to reduce chytridiomycosis infection

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Use temperature treatment to reduce chytridiomycosis infection

Use techniques to increase the survival of species after capture

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Use techniques to increase the survival of species after capture

Use supplements

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3 Use supplements

Use supplementary feeding to reduce predation

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Use supplementary feeding to reduce predation

Use summer instead of winter harvesting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use summer instead of winter harvesting

Use streamer lines to reduce seabird bycatch on longlines

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Beneficial 16 Use streamer lines to reduce seabird bycatch on longlines

Use soil scarification or ploughing to enhance germination

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 9 Use soil scarification or ploughing to enhance germination

Use soil disturbance to enhance germination (excluding scarification or ploughing)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use soil disturbance to enhance germination (excluding scarification or ploughing)

Use snakeskin to deter mammalian nest predators

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use snakeskin to deter mammalian nest predators

Use signs to prevent fire

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use signs to prevent fire

Use signs and access restrictions to reduce disturbance at nest sites

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Use signs and access restrictions to reduce disturbance at nest sites

Use signs and access restrictions to reduce disturbance

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use signs and access restrictions to reduce disturbance

Use signs and access restrictions to reduce disturbance

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use signs and access restrictions to reduce disturbance

Use signage to warn motorists

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use signage to warn motorists

Use shelterwood harvesting instead of clearcutting

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Use shelterwood harvesting instead of clearcutting

Use shelterwood harvesting

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 8 Use shelterwood harvesting
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