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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Retain residual tree patches in logged areas

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Retain residual tree patches in logged areas

Retain riparian buffer strips during timber harvest

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Evidence not assessed 0 Retain riparian buffer strips during timber harvest

Retain riparian buffer strips during timber harvest

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Likely to be beneficial 12 Retain riparian buffer strips during timber harvest

Retain riparian buffers in logged areas

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain riparian buffers in logged areas

Retain riparian buffers on agricultural land

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Retain riparian buffers on agricultural land

Retain understorey vegetation within plantations

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Evidence not assessed 1 Retain understorey vegetation within plantations

Retain undisturbed patches during thinning operations

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Evidence not assessed 2 Retain undisturbed patches during thinning operations

Retain unmown field margins

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Retain unmown field margins

Retain veteran and standing dead trees as roosting sites for bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain veteran and standing dead trees as roosting sites for bats

Retain wetlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain wetlands

Retain wildlife corridors in logged areas

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Evidence not assessed 2 Retain wildlife corridors in logged areas

Retain wildlife corridors in residential areas

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Evidence not assessed 1 Retain wildlife corridors in residential areas

Retain/create habitat corridors across service corridors

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain/create habitat corridors across service corridors

Retain/create habitat corridors in areas of energy production or mining

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain/create habitat corridors in areas of energy production or mining

Retain/create habitat corridors in developed areas

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain/create habitat corridors in developed areas

Retain/create habitat corridors in farmed areas

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Retain/create habitat corridors in farmed areas

Retain/maintain road verges as small mammal habitat

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain/maintain road verges as small mammal habitat

Retain/provide migration corridors

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain/provide migration corridors

Revegetate gravel pits

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Revegetate gravel pits

Revert arable land to permanent grassland

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 5 Revert arable land to permanent grassland

Rewet peat to prevent wild fires

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Rewet peat to prevent wild fires

Rewet peatland (before/after planting)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Rewet peatland (before/after planting)

Rewet peatland (raise water table)

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Beneficial 36 Rewet peatland (raise water table)

Rotovate to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Rotovate to control grass

Roughen peat surface to create microclimates (without planting)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Roughen peat surface to create microclimates (without planting)
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