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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Asian clams: Exposure to disease-causing organisms

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Asian clams: Exposure to parasites

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Asian clams: Mechanical removal

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Beneficial 2 Asian clams: Mechanical removal

Asian clams: Public awareness and education

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0 Asian clams: Public awareness and education

Asian clams: Reduce oxygen in the water

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Unlikely to be beneficial 1 Asian clams: Reduce oxygen in the water

Asian clams: Remove by hand

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Asian clams: Use gas-impermeable barriers

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Asian clams: Use gas-impermeable barriers

Augment ponds with ground water to reduce acidification

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Augment ponds with ground water to reduce acidification

Automatically reduce turbine blade rotation when bat activity is high

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Automatically reduce turbine blade rotation when bat activity is high

Avoid building roads in key habitat or migration routes

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Avoid building roads in key habitat or migration routes

Avoid contact between wild primates and human-raised primates

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Avoid contact between wild primates and human-raised primates

Avoid illumination of bat commuting routes

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Avoid illumination of bat commuting routes

Avoid illumination of key bat habitats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Avoid illumination of key bat habitats

Avoid planting fruit trees alongside roads in areas with fruit bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Avoid planting fruit trees alongside roads in areas with fruit bats

Avoid slashing climbers/lianas, trees housing them, hemi-epiphytic figs, and ground vegetation

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Avoid slashing climbers/lianas, trees housing them, hemi-epiphytic figs, and ground vegetation

Avoid the use of antiparasitic drugs for livestock

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Avoid the use of antiparasitic drugs for livestock

Avoid use of lead shot

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Avoid use of lead shot

Avoid/minimize logging of important food tree species for primates

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Avoid/minimize logging of important food tree species for primates

Backfill trenches dug for pipelines

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Backfill trenches dug for pipelines

Bathe in freshwater

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2 Bathe in freshwater

Breed bats in captivity

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Unlikely to be beneficial 6 Breed bats in captivity

Breed bats in captivity to supplement wild populations affected by white-nose syndrome

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Breed bats in captivity to supplement wild populations affected by white-nose syndrome

Breed for resistance traits

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1 Breed for resistance traits

Brown and black bullheads: Application of a biocide

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Beneficial 2 Brown and black bullheads: Application of a biocide

Brown and black bullheads: Biological control of beneficial species

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