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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Restore or create forests

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Beneficial 16 Restore or create forests

Provide supplementary food during/after release of translocated mammals

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Evidence not assessed 16 Provide supplementary food during/after release of translocated mammals

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

Scare birds from fish farms

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

Install wildlife warning reflectors along roads

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Evidence not assessed 15 Install wildlife warning reflectors along roads

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

Restore ponds

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Likely to be beneficial 15 Restore ponds

Create wetland

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Beneficial 15 Create wetland

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

Allow shrubland to regenerate without active management

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

Hold translocated mammals in captivity before release

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Evidence not assessed 15 Hold translocated mammals in captivity before release

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

Provide supplementary food during/after release of captive-bred mammals

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Evidence not assessed 15 Provide supplementary food during/after release of captive-bred mammals

Use chemicals to attract natural enemies

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Likely to be beneficial 15 Use chemicals to attract natural enemies

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

Reintroduce primates into habitat with predators

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 14 Reintroduce primates into habitat with predators

Thin trees within forests

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

Crop production: Plant or maintain ground cover in orchards or vineyards

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 14 Crop production: Plant or maintain ground cover in orchards or vineyards

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)

Soil: Add slurry to the soil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 14 Soil: Add slurry to the soil

Soil: Use crop rotations

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 14 Soil: Use crop rotations

Use crop rotation

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Beneficial 14 Use crop rotation

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

Amend the soil with formulated chemical compounds

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Likely to be beneficial 14 Amend the soil with formulated chemical compounds
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