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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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Plant dedicated floral resources on farmland

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17 Plant dedicated floral resources on farmland

Maintain upland heath/moorland

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Likely to be beneficial 17 Maintain upland heath/moorland

Restore wetland

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Beneficial 17 Restore wetland

Use hormone treatment to induce sperm and egg release during captive breeding

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 17 Use hormone treatment to induce sperm and egg release during captive breeding

Use prescribed fire: effects on young trees

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 17 Use prescribed fire: effects on young trees

Water: Use reduced tillage in arable fields

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Likely to be beneficial 17 Water: Use reduced tillage in arable fields

Scare birds from fish farms

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 16 Scare birds from fish farms

Use streamer lines to reduce seabird bycatch on longlines

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Beneficial 16 Use streamer lines to reduce seabird bycatch on longlines

Restore or create forests

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Beneficial 16 Restore or create forests

Use prescribed fire: effects on mature trees

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 16 Use prescribed fire: effects on mature trees

Reduce number of livestock

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Beneficial 16 Reduce number of livestock

Delay mowing or first grazing date on pasture or grassland

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Likely to be beneficial 15 Delay mowing or first grazing date on pasture or grassland

Plant grass buffer strips/margins around arable or pasture fields for birds

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Likely to be beneficial 15 Plant grass buffer strips/margins around arable or pasture fields for birds

Use chemicals to attract natural enemies

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Likely to be beneficial 15 Use chemicals to attract natural enemies

Restore ponds

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Likely to be beneficial 15 Restore ponds

Create wetland

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Beneficial 15 Create wetland

Log/remove trees within forests: effects on mature trees

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 15 Log/remove trees within forests: effects on mature trees

Crop production: Use no tillage instead of reduced tillage

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 15 Crop production: Use no tillage instead of reduced tillage

Water: Use no tillage in arable fields

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Likely to be beneficial 15 Water: Use no tillage in arable fields

Allow shrubland to regenerate without active management

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

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)

Leave overwinter stubbles

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Likely to be beneficial 14 Leave overwinter stubbles

Thin trees within forests

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 14 Thin trees within forests

Provide artificial nesting sites for burrow-nesting seabirds

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Likely to be beneficial 14 Provide artificial nesting sites for burrow-nesting seabirds

Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of raptors

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Likely to be beneficial 14 Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of raptors
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