2399 Actions found

Actions to conserve biodiversity

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Amphibians: Provide artificial aquifers for species which breed in upwelling springs

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Amphibians: Provide artificial aquifers for species which breed in upwelling springs

Amphibians: Provide multiple egg laying sites within an enclosure

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Amphibians: Provide multiple egg laying sites within an enclosure

Amphibians: Provide natural substrate for species which do not breed in water (e.g. burrowing/tunnel breeders)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Amphibians: Provide natural substrate for species which do not breed in water (e.g. burrowing/tunnel breeders)

Amphibians: Provide particular enclosure furniture for calling sites, breeding areas or egg laying sites

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Amphibians: Provide particular enclosure furniture for calling sites, breeding areas or egg laying sites

Amphibians: Provide particular plants as breeding areas or egg laying sites

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Amphibians: Provide particular plants as breeding areas or egg laying sites

Amphibians: Provide visual barriers for territorial species

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Amphibians: Provide visual barriers for territorial species

Amphibians: Separate sexes in non-breeding periods

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Amphibians: Separate sexes in non-breeding periods

Amphibians: Simulate rainfall using sound recordings of rain and/or thunderstorms

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Amphibians: Simulate rainfall using sound recordings of rain and/or thunderstorms

Amphibians: Supplement diets with carotenoids (including for colouration)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Amphibians: Supplement diets with carotenoids (including for colouration)

Amphibians: Supplement diets with vitamins/ calcium applied to food (e.g. dusting prey)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Amphibians: Supplement diets with vitamins/ calcium applied to food (e.g. dusting prey)

Amphibians: Supplement diets with vitamins/ calcium fed to prey (e.g. prey gut loading)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Amphibians: Supplement diets with vitamins/ calcium fed to prey (e.g. prey gut loading)

Amphibians: Use artificial cloning from frozen or fresh tissue

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Amphibians: Use artificial cloning from frozen or fresh tissue

Amphibians: Use artificial fertilization in captive breeding

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Awaiting assessment 0 Amphibians: Use artificial fertilization in captive breeding

Amphibians: Use hormone treatment to induce sperm and egg release

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Awaiting assessment 0 Amphibians: Use hormone treatment to induce sperm and egg release

Amphibians: Vary artificial rainfall to simulate seasonal changes in the wild

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Amphibians: Vary artificial rainfall to simulate seasonal changes in the wild

Amphibians: Vary duration of enclosure lighting to simulate seasonal changes in the wild

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Amphibians: Vary duration of enclosure lighting to simulate seasonal changes in the wild

Amphibians: Vary enclosure humidity to simulate seasonal changes in the wild using humidifiers, foggers/misters or artificial rain

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Amphibians: Vary enclosure humidity to simulate seasonal changes in the wild using humidifiers, foggers/misters or artificial rain

Amphibians: Vary enclosure temperature to simulate seasonal changes in the wild

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Amphibians: Vary enclosure temperature to simulate seasonal changes in the wild

Amphibians: Vary food provision to reflect seasonal availability in the wild

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Amphibians: Vary food provision to reflect seasonal availability in the wild

Amphibians: Vary quality or quantity (UV% or gradients) of enclosure lighting to simulate seasonal changes in the wild

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Amphibians: Vary quality or quantity (UV% or gradients) of enclosure lighting to simulate seasonal changes in the wild

Amphibians: Vary water flow/speed of artificial streams in enclosures for torrent breeding species

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Amphibians: Vary water flow/speed of artificial streams in enclosures for torrent breeding species

Angle windows to reduce collisions by birds

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Angle windows to reduce collisions by birds

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

Apply fertilizer to trees

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Evidence not assessed 3 Apply fertilizer to trees

Apply fertilizer to vegetation to increase food availability

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Evidence not assessed 2 Apply fertilizer to vegetation to increase food availability
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