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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Physically protect nests with individual exclosures/barriers or provide shelters for chicks of waders

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Likely to be beneficial 12 Physically protect nests with individual exclosures/barriers or provide shelters for chicks of waders

Remove/control adult brood parasites

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Likely to be beneficial 12 Remove/control adult brood parasites

Leave headlands in fields unsprayed (conservation headlands)

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Likely to be beneficial 12 Leave headlands in fields unsprayed (conservation headlands)

Provide supplementary food for raptors to increase reproductive success

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Likely to be beneficial 12 Provide supplementary food for raptors to increase reproductive success

Translocate songbirds

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Likely to be beneficial 12 Translocate songbirds

Use decoys to attract birds to safe areas

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Likely to be beneficial 12 Use decoys to attract birds to safe areas

Retain riparian buffer strips during timber harvest

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Likely to be beneficial 12 Retain riparian buffer strips during timber harvest

Captive breeding toads

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 12 Captive breeding toads

Create ponds for frogs

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Beneficial 12 Create ponds for frogs

Grow cover crops when the field is empty

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Beneficial 12 Grow cover crops when the field is empty

Use wire fences within grazing areas to exclude livestock from specific forest sections

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Likely to be beneficial 12 Use wire fences within grazing areas to exclude livestock from specific forest sections

Remove woody debris after timber harvest

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Unlikely to be beneficial 12 Remove woody debris after timber harvest

Log/remove trees within forests: effects on understory plants

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Beneficial 12 Log/remove trees within forests: effects on understory plants

Pest regulation: Use no tillage in arable fields

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 12 Pest regulation: Use no tillage in arable fields

Other biodiversity: Use fewer grazers

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 12 Other biodiversity: Use fewer grazers

Use fences to exclude livestock from shrublands

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Likely to be beneficial 12 Use fences to exclude livestock from shrublands

Reintroduce primates into habitat where the species is absent

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 12 Reintroduce primates into habitat where the species is absent

Rehabilitate injured/orphaned primates

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 12 Rehabilitate injured/orphaned primates

Cover peatland with organic mulch (after planting)

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Likely to be beneficial 12 Cover peatland with organic mulch (after planting)

Provide artificial nest sites for bumblebees

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11 Provide artificial nest sites for bumblebees

Manage ditches to benefit wildlife

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Likely to be beneficial 11 Manage ditches to benefit wildlife

Exclude grazers from semi-natural habitats

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 11 Exclude grazers from semi-natural habitats

Restore or create inland wetlands

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Beneficial 11 Restore or create inland wetlands

Remove ectoparasites from nests to increase survival or reproductive success

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Unlikely to be beneficial 11 Remove ectoparasites from nests to increase survival or reproductive success

Provide artificial nesting sites for ground and tree-nesting seabirds

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Likely to be beneficial 11 Provide artificial nesting sites for ground and tree-nesting seabirds
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