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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Provide artificial nesting sites for woodpeckers

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 11 Provide artificial nesting sites for woodpeckers

Provide artificial nesting sites for parrots

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 11 Provide artificial nesting sites for parrots

Foster eggs or chicks of raptors with wild conspecifics

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Likely to be beneficial 11 Foster eggs or chicks of raptors with wild conspecifics

Create skylark plots

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Beneficial 11 Create skylark plots

Control predatory mammals and birds (foxes, crows, stoats and weasels)

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Likely to be beneficial 11 Control predatory mammals and birds (foxes, crows, stoats and weasels)

Delay mowing or first grazing date on pasture or grassland

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 11 Delay mowing or first grazing date on pasture or grassland

Release captive-bred frogs

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Likely to be beneficial 11 Release captive-bred frogs

Add mulch to crops

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 11 Add mulch to crops

Amend the soil using a mix of organic and inorganic amendments

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Beneficial 11 Amend the soil using a mix of organic and inorganic amendments

Use an alternative protein source: plant-based

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11 Use an alternative protein source: plant-based

Install and maintain cave gates to restrict public access

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 11 Install and maintain cave gates to restrict public access

Crop production: Use organic fertilizer instead of inorganic

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 11 Crop production: Use organic fertilizer instead of inorganic

Soil: Add manure to the soil

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Likely to be beneficial 11 Soil: Add manure to the soil

Water: Use organic fertilizer instead of inorganic

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 11 Water: Use organic fertilizer instead of inorganic

Cut/remove/thin forest plantations and rewet peat

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Likely to be beneficial 11 Cut/remove/thin forest plantations and rewet peat

Directly plant peatland trees/shrubs

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Likely to be beneficial 11 Directly plant peatland trees/shrubs

Provide nest boxes for birds

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

Reduce tillage

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 10 Reduce tillage

Mark power lines to reduce incidental bird mortality

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Beneficial 10 Mark power lines to reduce incidental bird mortality

Use signs and access restrictions to reduce disturbance at nest sites

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Use signs and access restrictions to reduce disturbance at nest sites

Employ grazing in artificial grasslands/pastures

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 10 Employ grazing in artificial grasslands/pastures

Control avian predators on islands

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Control avian predators on islands

Control predators not on islands for songbirds

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10 Control predators not on islands for songbirds

Clean nest boxes to increase occupancy or reproductive success

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Clean nest boxes to increase occupancy or reproductive success

Use vocalisations to attract birds to safe areas

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Use vocalisations to attract birds to safe areas
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