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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Educate the public to improve perception of bats to improve behaviour towards bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Educate the public to improve perception of bats to improve behaviour towards bats

Educate pest controllers and homeowners/tenants to reduce the illegal use of pesticides in bat roosts

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Educate pest controllers and homeowners/tenants to reduce the illegal use of pesticides in bat roosts

Educate local communities about primates and sustainable use

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Educate local communities about primates and sustainable use

Educate homeowners about building and planning laws relating to bats to reduce disturbance to bat roosts

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Educate homeowners about building and planning laws relating to bats to reduce disturbance to bat roosts

Educate farmers, local communities and pest controllers to reduce indiscriminate culling of vampire bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Educate farmers, local communities and pest controllers to reduce indiscriminate culling of vampire bats

Educate farmers, land managers and local communities about the benefits of bats to improve management of bat habitats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Educate farmers, land managers and local communities about the benefits of bats to improve management of bat habitats

Eco friendly biofouling prevention

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Awaiting assessment 2 Eco friendly biofouling prevention

Dye baits to reduce seabird bycatch

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Dye baits to reduce seabird bycatch

Dry sludge in beds

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Awaiting assessment 1 Dry sludge in beds

Drive wild animals away using domestic animals of the same species to reduce human-wildlife conflict

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Evidence not assessed 1 Drive wild animals away using domestic animals of the same species to reduce human-wildlife conflict

Drain/replace acidic water

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Drain/replace acidic water

Domestication: sterility/triploidy

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Awaiting assessment 1 Domestication: sterility/triploidy

Do not allow people to consume food within natural areas where primates can view them

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Do not allow people to consume food within natural areas where primates can view them

Do birds take bait designed for pest control?

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Evidence not assessed 2 Do birds take bait designed for pest control?

Divert/replace polluted water source(s)

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Divert/replace polluted water source(s)

Divert shipping routes

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Divert shipping routes

Divert bats to safe crossing points with plantings or fencing

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Divert bats to safe crossing points with plantings or fencing

Disturb vegetation

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Disturb vegetation

Disturb topsoil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Disturb topsoil

Disturb peatland surface to encourage growth of desirable plants (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Disturb peatland surface to encourage growth of desirable plants (without planting)

Disturb birds using foot patrols

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Unlikely to be beneficial 2 Disturb birds using foot patrols

Disturb birds at roosts

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Disturb birds at roosts

Distribute poison bait for predator control using dispensers

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Distribute poison bait for predator control using dispensers

Dispose of livestock carcasses to deter predation of livestock by mammals to reduce human-wildlife conflict

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Evidence not assessed 1 Dispose of livestock carcasses to deter predation of livestock by mammals to reduce human-wildlife conflict

Dispose of drill cuttings on land rather than on the seabed

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Dispose of drill cuttings on land rather than on the seabed
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