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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Engage policymakers to make policy changes beneficial to bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Engage policymakers to make policy changes beneficial to bats

Engage landowners and other volunteers to manage land for amphibians

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Likely to be beneficial 8 Engage landowners and other volunteers to manage land for amphibians

Engage farmers and landowners to manage land for bats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Engage farmers and landowners to manage land for bats

Enforce regulations to prevent trafficking and trade of bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Enforce regulations to prevent trafficking and trade of bats

Enforce legislation to protect birds against persecution

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Enforce legislation to protect birds against persecution

Encourage use of traditional hunting methods rather than using guns

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Encourage use of traditional hunting methods rather than using guns

Encourage online vendors to remove bat specimens for sale

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Encourage online vendors to remove bat specimens for sale

Encourage natural regeneration in former plantations

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Encourage natural regeneration in former plantations

Encourage leaf litter development in new planting

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Encourage leaf litter development in new planting

Encourage homeowners to plant gardens with night-scented flowers

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Encourage homeowners to plant gardens with night-scented flowers

Encourage homeowners to increase semi-natural habitat within gardens

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Encourage homeowners to increase semi-natural habitat within gardens

Encourage habitat protection of privately-owned land

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Encourage habitat protection of privately-owned land

Encourage foraging waterfowl

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Awaiting assessment 1 Encourage foraging waterfowl

Encourage community-based participation in land management

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Evidence not assessed 2 Encourage community-based participation in land management

Encourage aquatic plant growth as refuge against fish predation

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Encourage aquatic plant growth as refuge against fish predation

Encapsulate planted moss fragments in beads/gel

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Encapsulate planted moss fragments in beads/gel

Employ local people as ‘biomonitors’

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Employ local people as ‘biomonitors’

Employ hunters in the conservation sector to reduce their impact

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Employ hunters in the conservation sector to reduce their impact

Employ grazing in non-grassland habitats

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 8 Employ grazing in non-grassland habitats

Employ grazing in natural grasslands

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 12 Employ grazing in natural grasslands

Employ grazing in artificial grasslands/pastures

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 10 Employ grazing in artificial grasslands/pastures

Employ areas of semi-natural habitat for rough grazing (includes salt marsh, lowland heath, bog, fen)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Employ areas of semi-natural habitat for rough grazing (includes salt marsh, lowland heath, bog, fen)

Employ areas of semi-natural habitat for rough grazing

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Awaiting assessment 0 Employ areas of semi-natural habitat for rough grazing

Eliminate highly virulent diseases early in an epidemic by culling all individuals (healthy and infected) in a defined area

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Eliminate highly virulent diseases early in an epidemic by culling all individuals (healthy and infected) in a defined area

Eliminate fisheries subsidies that encourage overfishing

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Eliminate fisheries subsidies that encourage overfishing
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