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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Reduce fertilizer, pesticide or herbicide use generally

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Beneficial 47 Reduce fertilizer, pesticide or herbicide use generally

Manage woodland edges to benefit widlife

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Manage woodland edges to benefit widlife

Support or maintain low intensity agricultural systems

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Support or maintain low intensity agricultural systems

Increase the proportion of semi-natural habitat in the farmed landscape

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 5 Increase the proportion of semi-natural habitat in the farmed landscape

Make direct payments per clutch for farmland birds

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Make direct payments per clutch for farmland birds

Provide refuges during harvest or mowing

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Provide refuges during harvest or mowing

Mark bird nests during harvest or mowing

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Mark bird nests during harvest or mowing

Plant cereals for whole crop silage

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Plant cereals for whole crop silage

Exclude livestock from semi-natural habitat (including woodland)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Exclude livestock from semi-natural habitat (including woodland)

Manage heather by swiping to simulate burning

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Manage heather by swiping to simulate burning

Manage heather, gorse or grass by burning

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2 Manage heather, gorse or grass by burning

Create scrapes and pools

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 6 Create scrapes and pools

Provide owl nest boxes (Tawny owl, Barn owl)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 5 Provide owl nest boxes (Tawny owl, Barn owl)

Provide nest boxes for birds

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 10 Provide nest boxes for birds

Provide or retain set-aside areas in farmland

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Beneficial 54 Provide or retain set-aside areas in farmland

Distribute poison bait for predator control using dispensers

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Distribute poison bait for predator control using dispensers

Legally protect habitats

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Likely to be beneficial 6 Legally protect habitats

Use repellents on baits for predator control

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use repellents on baits for predator control

Ensure connectivity between habitat patches

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Ensure connectivity between habitat patches

Provide or retain un-harvested buffer strips

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 8 Provide or retain un-harvested buffer strips

Raise awareness amongst the general public through campaigns and public information

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Raise awareness amongst the general public through campaigns and public information

Provide bird feeding materials to families with young children

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Provide bird feeding materials to families with young children

Enhance bird taxonomy skills through higher education and training

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Enhance bird taxonomy skills through higher education and training

Provide training to conservationists and land managers on bird ecology and conservation

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide training to conservationists and land managers on bird ecology and conservation

Angle windows to reduce collisions by birds

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