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 organic pest control instead of synthetic pesticides

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use organic pest control instead of synthetic pesticides

Use organic farming instead of conventional farming

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Likely to be beneficial 7 Use organic farming instead of conventional farming

Use of unpalatable buffer crops

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use of unpalatable buffer crops

Use of probiotics and immunostimulants

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2 Use of probiotics and immunostimulants

Use of natural hedges to deter primates

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use of natural hedges to deter primates

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)

Use netting to exclude fish-eating birds

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Likely to be beneficial 6 Use netting to exclude fish-eating birds

Use nets to keep primates out of fruit trees

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use nets to keep primates out of fruit trees

Use nest covers to reduce the impact of research on predation of ground-nesting seabirds

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use nest covers to reduce the impact of research on predation of ground-nesting seabirds

Use natural control agents: cleaner wrasse

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2 Use natural control agents: cleaner wrasse

Use naphthalene to deter mammalian predators

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use naphthalene to deter mammalian predators

Use multiple barriers to protect nests

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use multiple barriers to protect nests

Use mowing techniques to reduce mortality

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Beneficial 8 Use mowing techniques to reduce mortality

Use mowing techniques to reduce chick mortality

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Use mowing techniques to reduce chick mortality

Use mixed stocking

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Evidence not assessed 1 Use mixed stocking

Use mixed stocking

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use mixed stocking

Use mixed pasture

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 7 Use mixed pasture

Use mirrors to deter nest predators

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use mirrors to deter nest predators

Use microlites to help birds migrate

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use microlites to help birds migrate

Use mechanical thinning before or after planting

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Beneficial 7 Use mechanical thinning before or after planting

Use mass-emergence devices to increase natural enemy populations

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Evidence not assessed 1 Use mass-emergence devices to increase natural enemy populations

Use mammal-safe timber treatments in roof spaces

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use mammal-safe timber treatments in roof spaces

Use low intensity lighting

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Use low intensity lighting

Use low impact vehicles for harvesting (wild biological resources)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use low impact vehicles for harvesting (wild biological resources)

Use low impact harvesting techniques (for wild biological resources)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use low impact harvesting techniques (for wild biological resources)
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