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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Remove vegetation by hand/machine

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Evidence not assessed 20 Remove vegetation by hand/machine

Water: Grow cover crops in arable fields

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 19 Water: Grow cover crops in arable fields

Pest regulation: Grow cover crops in arable fields

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Likely to be beneficial 19 Pest regulation: Grow cover crops in arable fields

Use organic rather than mineral fertilizers

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Beneficial 19 Use organic rather than mineral fertilizers

Convert to organic farming

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Evidence not assessed 19 Convert to organic farming

Treat sick/injured animals

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 18 Treat sick/injured animals

Add mixed vegetation to peatland surface

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Beneficial 18 Add mixed vegetation to peatland surface

Use prescribed fire or modifications to burning regime in forests

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 18 Use prescribed fire or modifications to burning regime in forests

Use antifungal treatment to reduce chytridiomycosis infection

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 18 Use antifungal treatment to reduce chytridiomycosis infection

Control mammalian predators on islands for seabirds

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Beneficial 18 Control mammalian predators on islands for seabirds

Undersow spring cereals, with clover for example

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Likely to be beneficial 18 Undersow spring cereals, with clover for example

Other biodiversity: Use grazers to manage vegetation

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 18 Other biodiversity: Use grazers to manage vegetation

Reduce chemical inputs in grassland management

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Likely to be beneficial 18 Reduce chemical inputs in grassland management

Thin trees within forests: effects on mature trees

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 18 Thin trees within forests: effects on mature trees

Create beetle banks

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Unlikely to be beneficial 18 Create beetle banks

Provide artificial nesting sites for owls

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Beneficial 18 Provide artificial nesting sites for owls

Plant dedicated floral resources on farmland

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Awaiting assessment 17 Plant dedicated floral resources on farmland

Water: Use reduced tillage in arable fields

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

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

Maintain upland heath/moorland

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Likely to be beneficial 17 Maintain upland heath/moorland

Release translocated/captive-bred mammals into area with artificial refuges/breeding sites

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Evidence not assessed 17 Release translocated/captive-bred mammals into area with artificial refuges/breeding sites

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

Use streamer lines to reduce seabird bycatch on longlines

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Beneficial 16 Use streamer lines to reduce seabird bycatch on longlines

Reduce number of livestock

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Beneficial 16 Reduce number of livestock
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