2399 Actions found

Actions to conserve biodiversity

We have summarised evidence from the scientific literature about the effects of actions to conserve wildlife and ecosystems.

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Restore or create wood pasture

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Restore or create wood pasture

Restore or maintain dry stone walls

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restore or maintain dry stone walls

Restore ponds

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Likely to be beneficial 15 Restore ponds

Restore species-rich grassland on road verges

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Awaiting assessment 1 Restore species-rich grassland on road verges

Restore species-rich grassland vegetation

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Awaiting assessment 4 Restore species-rich grassland vegetation

Restore wetland

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Beneficial 17 Restore wetland

Restore wood pastures (e.g. introducing grazing)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Restore wood pastures (e.g. introducing grazing)

Restore woodland herbaceous plants using transplants and nursery plugs

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restore woodland herbaceous plants using transplants and nursery plugs

Restore/create habitat connectivity between shrublands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restore/create habitat connectivity between shrublands

Restore/create peatland vegetation (multiple interventions)

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Likely to be beneficial 8 Restore/create peatland vegetation (multiple interventions)

Restore/create peatland vegetation using the moss layer transfer technique

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Restore/create peatland vegetation using the moss layer transfer technique

Restore/create peatlands in areas that will be climatically suitable in the future

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restore/create peatlands in areas that will be climatically suitable in the future

Restore/create species-rich, semi-natural grassland

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Beneficial 71 Restore/create species-rich, semi-natural grassland

Restrict artificial lighting in caves and around cave entrances

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Restrict artificial lighting in caves and around cave entrances

Restrict certain pesticides

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Awaiting assessment 1 Restrict certain pesticides

Restrict certain pesticides

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Restrict certain pesticides

Restrict certain pesticides or other agricultural chemicals for birds

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Restrict certain pesticides or other agricultural chemicals for birds

Restrict herbicide, fungicide and pesticide use on and around ponds on golf courses

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restrict herbicide, fungicide and pesticide use on and around ponds on golf courses

Restrict human access to bat caves to prevent spread of disease

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restrict human access to bat caves to prevent spread of disease

Restrict pedestrian access to peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restrict pedestrian access to peatlands

Restrict the collection of bat specimens for research

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restrict the collection of bat specimens for research

Restrict the number of people that are allowed access to site

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restrict the number of people that are allowed access to site

Restrict the use of tributyltin or other toxic antifouling coatings

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Restrict the use of tributyltin or other toxic antifouling coatings

Restrict timing of lighting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Restrict timing of lighting

Restrict timing of timber treatment application

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 1 Restrict timing of timber treatment application
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