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 1% barley in wheat crops for corn buntings

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use 1% barley in wheat crops for corn buntings

Create corn bunting plots

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Create corn bunting plots

Use new crop types to benefit wildlife (such as perennial cereal crops)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use new crop types to benefit wildlife (such as perennial cereal crops)

Manage short-rotation coppice to benefit wildlife (includes 8 m rides)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Manage short-rotation coppice to benefit wildlife (includes 8 m rides)

Maintain rush pastures

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Maintain rush pastures

Plant brassica fodder crops (grazed in situ)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Plant brassica fodder crops (grazed in situ)

Use mixed stocking

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Evidence not assessed 1 Use mixed stocking

Maintain traditional farm buildings

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Maintain traditional farm buildings

Provide bat boxes, bat grilles, improvements to roosts

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide bat boxes, bat grilles, improvements to roosts

Buffer in-field ponds

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Buffer in-field ponds

Make selective use of spring herbicides

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Evidence not assessed 1 Make selective use of spring herbicides

Manage land under power lines to benefit wildlife

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Manage land under power lines to benefit wildlife

Avoid use of lead shot

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Avoid use of lead shot

Enforce legislation to protect birds against persecution

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Enforce legislation to protect birds against persecution

Use alerts to reduce grey partridge by-catch during shoots

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use alerts to reduce grey partridge by-catch during shoots

Re-wet moorland

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Re-wet moorland

Control invasive non-native plants on farmland (such as Himalayan Balsam, Japanese knotweed)

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Evidence not assessed 2 Control invasive non-native plants on farmland (such as Himalayan Balsam, Japanese knotweed)

Control bracken

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Evidence not assessed 2 Control bracken

Control grey squirrels

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Control grey squirrels

Control mink

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Evidence not assessed 2 Control mink

Protect individual nests of ground-nesting birds

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Protect individual nests of ground-nesting birds

Erect predator-proof fencing around important breeding sites for waders

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Erect predator-proof fencing around important breeding sites for waders

Remove coarse fish

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Remove coarse fish

Manage wild deer numbers

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Manage wild deer numbers

Provide medicated grit for grouse

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Evidence not assessed 1 Provide medicated grit for grouse
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