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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Captive breeding and reintroduction of primates into the wild: born and reared in cages

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Captive breeding and reintroduction of primates into the wild: born and reared in cages

Captive breeding and reintroduction of primates into the wild: limited free-ranging experience

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Captive breeding and reintroduction of primates into the wild: limited free-ranging experience

Use prescribed burning on deciduous forests

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 4 Use prescribed burning on deciduous forests

Parrot’s feather: Biological control using herbivores

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 4 Parrot’s feather: Biological control using herbivores

Use artificial fertilization in captive breeding

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 4 Use artificial fertilization in captive breeding

Provide or retain set-aside areas on farmland

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Evidence not assessed 4 Provide or retain set-aside areas on farmland

Leave standing deadwood/snags in forests

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Unlikely to be beneficial 4 Leave standing deadwood/snags in forests

Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of bustards

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of bustards

Clear or open patches in forests

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Evidence not assessed 4 Clear or open patches in forests

Retain buffer zones around core habitat

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 4 Retain buffer zones around core habitat

Plant trees on farmland

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Evidence not assessed 4 Plant trees on farmland

Mow or cut semi-natural grasslands/pastures

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 4 Mow or cut semi-natural grasslands/pastures

Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of storks and ibises

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of storks and ibises

Translocate amphibians

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Translocate amphibians

Reinstate the use of traditional burning practices

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Reinstate the use of traditional burning practices

Plant crops to provide supplementary food for mammals

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Evidence not assessed 4 Plant crops to provide supplementary food for mammals

Treat wetlands with herbicide

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 4 Treat wetlands with herbicide

Use cutting/mowing to mimic grazing

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Use cutting/mowing to mimic grazing

Fertilize artificial grasslands

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Fertilize artificial grasslands

Artificially incubate and hand-rear waders in captivity

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Artificially incubate and hand-rear waders in captivity

Cut trees and apply herbicide

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Cut trees and apply herbicide

Amphibians: Manipulate temperature of enclosure to improve development or survival to adulthood

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 4 Amphibians: Manipulate temperature of enclosure to improve development or survival to adulthood

Plough habitats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Plough habitats

Artificially incubate and hand-rear parrots in captivity

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Artificially incubate and hand-rear parrots in captivity

Water: Use crop rotations

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Water: Use crop rotations
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