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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Use antibacterial treatment to reduce chytridiomycosis infection

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Unlikely to be beneficial 3 Use antibacterial treatment to reduce chytridiomycosis infection

Foster eggs or chicks of waders with wild conspecifics

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Foster eggs or chicks of waders with wild conspecifics

Use gloves to handle amphibians

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Use gloves to handle amphibians

Delay herbicide use

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Delay herbicide use

Rehabilitate injured/orphaned bats to maintain wild bat populations

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Rehabilitate injured/orphaned bats to maintain wild bat populations

Restore species-rich grassland vegetation

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Awaiting assessment 4 Restore species-rich grassland vegetation

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 or create wetlands

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Evidence not assessed 4 Restore or create wetlands

Preventative vaccination of habituated or wild primates

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 4 Preventative vaccination of habituated or wild primates

Provide grass strips at field margins for bees

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Awaiting assessment 4 Provide grass strips at field margins for bees

Provide supplementary food for rails and coots to increase reproductive success

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Provide supplementary food for rails and coots to increase reproductive success

Create or maintain corridors between habitat patches

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Evidence not assessed 4 Create or maintain corridors between habitat patches

Provide supplementary food for vultures to increase reproductive success

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Provide supplementary food for vultures to increase reproductive success

American bullfrog control: Direct removal of adults

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Likely to be beneficial 4 American bullfrog control: Direct removal of adults

Reduce the intensity of farmland meadow management

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Awaiting assessment 4 Reduce the intensity of farmland meadow management

Involve local community in primate research and conservation management

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Involve local community in primate research and conservation management

Primates: Scatter food throughout enclosure

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Beneficial 4 Primates: Scatter food throughout enclosure

Weight baits or lines to reduce longline bycatch of seabirds

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Weight baits or lines to reduce longline bycatch of seabirds

Reprofile/relandscape peatland (before planting)

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Reprofile/relandscape peatland (before planting)

Provide supplementary food through the establishment of food populations

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Provide supplementary food through the establishment of food populations

Use perches to increase foraging success

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Use perches to increase foraging success

Increase crop diversity

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Increase crop diversity

Cease or prohibit bottom trawling

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Cease or prohibit bottom trawling

Cease or prohibit dredging

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Cease or prohibit dredging

Establish wild flower areas on farmland

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Evidence not assessed 4 Establish wild flower areas on farmland
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