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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Run research project and ensure permanent human presence at site

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Likely to be beneficial 7 Run research project and ensure permanent human presence at site

Run tourist projects and ensure permanent human presence at site

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 8 Run tourist projects and ensure permanent human presence at site

Scare birds from fish farms

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 16 Scare birds from fish farms

Scare fish-eating birds from areas to reduce conflict

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Awaiting assessment 0 Scare fish-eating birds from areas to reduce conflict

Scare or otherwise deter birds from airports

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Scare or otherwise deter birds from airports

Scare or otherwise deter mammals from human-occupied areas to reduce human-wildlife conflict

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Evidence not assessed 10 Scare or otherwise deter mammals from human-occupied areas to reduce human-wildlife conflict

Set commercial catch quotas

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Set commercial catch quotas

Set commercial catch quotas and habitat credits systems

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Set commercial catch quotas and habitat credits systems

Set habitat credits systems

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Set habitat credits systems

Set hunting quotas based on target species population trends

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Evidence not assessed 3 Set hunting quotas based on target species population trends

Set limits for change in sediment particle size during aggregate extraction

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Set limits for change in sediment particle size during aggregate extraction

Set limits for change in sediment particle size during rock dumping

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Set limits for change in sediment particle size during rock dumping

Set limits on hull depth

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Set limits on hull depth

Set limits on the area that can be covered by utility and service lines at one location

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Set limits on the area that can be covered by utility and service lines at one location

Set lines underwater to reduce seabird bycatch

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 5 Set lines underwater to reduce seabird bycatch

Set longlines at night to reduce seabird bycatch

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 8 Set longlines at night to reduce seabird bycatch

Set longlines at the side of the boat to reduce seabird bycatch

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Set longlines at the side of the boat to reduce seabird bycatch

Set maximum number of people/vehicles approaching mammals

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Set maximum number of people/vehicles approaching mammals

Set minimum distances for approaching birds (buffer zones)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Set minimum distances for approaching birds (buffer zones)

Set minimum distances for approaching mammals

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Set minimum distances for approaching mammals

Set or improve minimum sewage treatment standards

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Set or improve minimum sewage treatment standards

Set recreational catch quotas

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Set recreational catch quotas

Set regulatory ban on marine burial of nuclear waste

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Set regulatory ban on marine burial of nuclear waste

Set unwanted catch quotas

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Set unwanted catch quotas

Shield lights to reduce mortality from artificial lights

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Shield lights to reduce mortality from artificial lights
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