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 loud-speakers to broadcast sounds of potential threats (e.g. barking dogs, explosions, gunshots)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use loud-speakers to broadcast sounds of potential threats (e.g. barking dogs, explosions, gunshots)

Use loud-speakers to broadcast primate alarm calls

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use loud-speakers to broadcast primate alarm calls

Use lion dung to deter domestic cats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use lion dung to deter domestic cats

Use lime to reduce acidification in lakes

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use lime to reduce acidification in lakes

Use lights low in spectral red to reduce mortality from artificial lights

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use lights low in spectral red to reduce mortality from artificial lights

Use legislative regulation to protect wild populations

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Beneficial 9 Use legislative regulation to protect wild populations

Use legislative regulation to protect wild populations

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use legislative regulation to protect wild populations

Use leave-tree harvesting instead of clearcutting

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Unlikely to be beneficial 3 Use leave-tree harvesting instead of clearcutting

Use larger hooks to reduce seabird bycatch

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use larger hooks to reduce seabird bycatch

Use irrigation systems for amphibian sites

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use irrigation systems for amphibian sites

Use in-water devices to reduce fish loss from ponds

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use in-water devices to reduce fish loss from ponds

Use humans to assist migrating amphibians across roads

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Unlikely to be beneficial 6 Use humans to assist migrating amphibians across roads

Use hormone treatment to induce sperm and egg release during captive breeding

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 17 Use hormone treatment to induce sperm and egg release during captive breeding

Use holding pens at release sites

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 6 Use holding pens at release sites

Use high-visibility mesh on gillnets to reduce seabird bycatch

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use high-visibility mesh on gillnets to reduce seabird bycatch

Use high-visibility longlines to reduce seabird bycatch

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use high-visibility longlines to reduce seabird bycatch

Use herbicides to thin trees

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use herbicides to thin trees

Use herbicides to remove understory vegetation to reduce wildfires

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use herbicides to remove understory vegetation to reduce wildfires

Use herbicides to remove invasive plant species

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use herbicides to remove invasive plant species

Use herbicides to control mid-storey or ground vegetation

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 5 Use herbicides to control mid-storey or ground vegetation

Use herbicides to control invasive plant species

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use herbicides to control invasive plant species

Use herbicides after tree planting

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Unlikely to be beneficial 4 Use herbicides after tree planting

Use herbicide to control problematic plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use herbicide to control problematic plants

Use herbicide to control grass

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Unlikely to be beneficial 9 Use herbicide to control grass

Use herbicide to control bracken

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Use herbicide to control bracken
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