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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Mark or tint windows to reduce collision mortality

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Mark or tint windows to reduce collision mortality

Support or maintain low-intensity agricultural systems

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

Practice integrated farm management

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0 Practice integrated farm management

Food labelling schemes relating to biodiversity-friendly farming

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Food labelling schemes relating to biodiversity-friendly farming

Increase the proportion of natural/semi-natural vegetation in the farmed landscape

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Increase the proportion of natural/semi-natural vegetation in the farmed landscape

Pay farmers to cover the costs of bird conservation measures

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Likely to be beneficial 30 Pay farmers to cover the costs of bird conservation measures

Cross compliance standards for all subsidy payments

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Cross compliance standards for all subsidy payments

Reduce field size (or maintain small fields)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce field size (or maintain small fields)

Provide or retain set-aside areas in farmland

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Beneficial 22 Provide or retain set-aside areas in farmland

Manage hedges to benefit birds

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 7 Manage hedges to benefit birds

Plant new hedges

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Plant new hedges

Manage stone-faced hedge banks to benefit birds

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0 Manage stone-faced hedge banks to benefit birds

Manage ditches to benefit wildlife

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Manage ditches to benefit wildlife

Use coloured baits to reduce accidental mortality during predator control

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Use coloured baits to reduce accidental mortality during predator control

Physically protect nests from predators using non-electric fencing

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Physically protect nests from predators using non-electric fencing

Protect in-field trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Protect in-field trees

Plant in-field trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Plant in-field trees

Tree pollarding and tree surgery

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Tree pollarding and tree surgery

Plant wild bird seed or cover mixture

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Beneficial 40 Plant wild bird seed or cover mixture

Protect bird nests using electric fencing

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Likely to be beneficial 6 Protect bird nests using electric fencing

Plant nectar flower mixture/wildflower strips for birds

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Likely to be beneficial 7 Plant nectar flower mixture/wildflower strips for birds

Create uncultivated margins around intensive arable or pasture fields for birds

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Likely to be beneficial 8 Create uncultivated margins around intensive arable or pasture fields for birds

Plant grass buffer strips/margins around arable or pasture fields for birds

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Likely to be beneficial 15 Plant grass buffer strips/margins around arable or pasture fields for birds

Use mowing techniques to reduce chick mortality

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

Leave refuges in fields during harvest

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Leave refuges in fields during harvest
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