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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Establish size limitations for the capture of recreational species

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Establish size limitations for the capture of recreational species

Establish riparian buffers

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Establish riparian buffers

Establish populations isolated from disease

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Evidence not assessed 1 Establish populations isolated from disease

Establish pollution emergency plans

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Establish pollution emergency plans

Establish no-mining zones in/near watersheds so as to preserve water levels and water quality

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Establish no-mining zones in/near watersheds so as to preserve water levels and water quality

Establish long-term cover on erodible cropland

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Evidence not assessed 1 Establish long-term cover on erodible cropland

Establish fallowing to reduce pollution

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Awaiting assessment 1 Establish fallowing to reduce pollution

Establish fallowing to reduce parasites/disease

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Awaiting assessment 2 Establish fallowing to reduce parasites/disease

Establish deviation ponds in fish farms to reduce predation of fish stock by mammals to reduce human-wildlife conflict

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Establish deviation ponds in fish farms to reduce predation of fish stock by mammals to reduce human-wildlife conflict

Establish community-based fisheries management

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Establish community-based fisheries management

Establish areas for conservation which are not protected by national or international legislation (e.g. private sector standards & codes)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Establish areas for conservation which are not protected by national or international legislation (e.g. private sector standards & codes)

Establish aquaculture to extract the nutrients from run-offs

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Establish aquaculture to extract the nutrients from run-offs

Erect predator-proof fencing around important breeding sites for waders

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Erect predator-proof fencing around important breeding sites for waders

Eradicate existing populations of invasive non-native species

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Awaiting assessment 2 Eradicate existing populations of invasive non-native species

Ensure translocated birds are familiar with each other before release

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Ensure translocated birds are familiar with each other before release

Ensure that researchers/tourists are up-to-date with vaccinations and healthy

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Ensure that researchers/tourists are up-to-date with vaccinations and healthy

Ensure genetic variation to increase translocation success

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Ensure genetic variation to increase translocation success

Ensure connectivity between habitat patches

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Ensure connectivity between habitat patches

Ensure commercial hives/nests are disease free

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Awaiting assessment 2 Ensure commercial hives/nests are disease free

Enhance soil compaction

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 3 Enhance soil compaction

Enhance natural habitat features to improve landscape connectivity to allow for range shifts of bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Enhance natural habitat features to improve landscape connectivity to allow for range shifts of bats

Enhance bird taxonomy skills through higher education and training

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Enhance bird taxonomy skills through higher education and training

Enhance bee taxonomy skills through higher education and training

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Awaiting assessment 0 Enhance bee taxonomy skills through higher education and training

Engage with stakeholders when designing Marine Protected Areas

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Engage with stakeholders when designing Marine Protected Areas

Engage volunteers to collect amphibian data (citizen science)

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Likely to be beneficial 7 Engage volunteers to collect amphibian data (citizen science)
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