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 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 prescribed fire after tree planting

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 4 Use prescribed fire after tree planting

Use prescribed burning within the context of home range size and use

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use prescribed burning within the context of home range size and use

Use prescribed burning to reduce potential for large wild fires

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use prescribed burning to reduce potential for large wild fires

Use prescribed burning to mimic natural fire cycle

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use prescribed burning to mimic natural fire cycle

Use prescribed burning to control trees

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use prescribed burning to control trees

Use prescribed burning to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use prescribed burning to control grass

Use prescribed burning on shrublands

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 8 Use prescribed burning on shrublands

Use prescribed burning on savannas

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 5 Use prescribed burning on savannas

Use prescribed burning on pine forests

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 28 Use prescribed burning on pine forests

Use prescribed burning on grasslands

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 21 Use prescribed burning on grasslands

Use prescribed burning on deciduous forests

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 4 Use prescribed burning on deciduous forests

Use prescribed burning on coastal habitats

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 3 Use prescribed burning on coastal habitats

Use prescribed burning on Australian sclerophyll forest

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Use prescribed burning on Australian sclerophyll forest

Use prescribed burning

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Likely to be beneficial 9 Use prescribed burning

Use pioneer plants or crops as nurse plants

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use pioneer plants or crops as nurse plants

Use pesticides only when pests or crop damage reach threshold levels

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 14 Use pesticides only when pests or crop damage reach threshold levels

Use perches to increase foraging success

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Use perches to increase foraging success

Use perch-deterrents to stop raptors perching on pylons

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Use perch-deterrents to stop raptors perching on pylons

Use patch retention instead of clearcutting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use patch retention instead of clearcutting

Use patch retention harvesting instead of clearcutting

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Use patch retention harvesting instead of clearcutting

Use patch retention harvesting instead of clear-cutting

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use patch retention harvesting instead of clear-cutting

Use partial retention harvesting instead of clearcutting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Use partial retention harvesting instead of clearcutting

Use organic rather than mineral fertilizers

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Beneficial 19 Use organic rather than mineral fertilizers

Use organic rather than mineral fertilisers

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use organic rather than mineral fertilisers
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