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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Reintroduce laboratory-reared bumblebee queens to the wild

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0 Reintroduce laboratory-reared bumblebee queens to the wild

Reintroduce laboratory-reared bumblebee colonies to the wild

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8 Reintroduce laboratory-reared bumblebee colonies to the wild

Translocate bumblebee colonies in nest boxes

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3 Translocate bumblebee colonies in nest boxes

Rear and manage populations of solitary bees

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9 Rear and manage populations of solitary bees

Translocate solitary bees

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1 Translocate solitary bees

Introduce mated females to small populations to improve genetic diversity

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1 Introduce mated females to small populations to improve genetic diversity

Enhance bee taxonomy skills through higher education and training

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0 Enhance bee taxonomy skills through higher education and training

Provide training to conservationists and land managers on bee ecology and conservation

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0 Provide training to conservationists and land managers on bee ecology and conservation

Raise awareness amongst the general public through campaigns and public information

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0 Raise awareness amongst the general public through campaigns and public information

Create uncultivated margins around intensive arable or pasture fields

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Beneficial 49 Create uncultivated margins around intensive arable or pasture fields

Reduce management intensity on permanent grasslands (several interventions at once)

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Likely to be beneficial 39 Reduce management intensity on permanent grasslands (several interventions at once)

Apply 'cross compliance' environmental standards linked to all subsidy payments

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Apply 'cross compliance' environmental standards linked to all subsidy payments

Implement food labelling schemes relating to biodiversity-friendly farming (organic, LEAF marque)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Implement food labelling schemes relating to biodiversity-friendly farming (organic, LEAF marque)

Reduce field size (or maintain small fields)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce field size (or maintain small fields)

Manage stone-faced hedge banks to benefit wildlife

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Manage stone-faced hedge banks to benefit wildlife

Restore or maintain dry stone walls

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restore or maintain dry stone walls

Protect in-field trees (includes management such as pollarding and surgery)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Protect in-field trees (includes management such as pollarding and surgery)

Plant in-field trees (not farm woodland)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Plant in-field trees (not farm woodland)

Maintain in-field elements such as field islands and rockpiles

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Maintain in-field elements such as field islands and rockpiles

Provide foraging perches (eg. for shrikes)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide foraging perches (eg. for shrikes)

Provide nest boxes for bees (solitary bees or bumblebees)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 14 Provide nest boxes for bees (solitary bees or bumblebees)

Introduce nest boxes stocked with solitary bees

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0 Introduce nest boxes stocked with solitary bees

Provide red squirrel feeders

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide red squirrel feeders

Provide otter holts

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide otter holts

Provide badger gates

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide badger gates
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