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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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Artificially incubate and hand-rear songbirds in captivity

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

Release captive-bred green and golden bell frogs

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 4 Release captive-bred green and golden bell frogs

Release captive-bred Mallorcan midwife toads

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 4 Release captive-bred Mallorcan midwife toads

Install mammal crossing points along fences on farmland

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Evidence not assessed 4 Install mammal crossing points along fences on farmland

Restore or create shrubland

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Restore or create shrubland

Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of bustards

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Release captive-bred individuals into the wild to restore or augment wild populations of bustards

Carnivores: Provide bones, hides or partial carcasses

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Carnivores: Provide bones, hides or partial carcasses

Cut and apply herbicide to control bracken

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Cut and apply herbicide to control bracken

Clip birds’ wings on release

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Clip birds’ wings on release

Carnivores: Present food frozen in ice

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Carnivores: Present food frozen in ice

Carnivores: Present food inside objects (e.g. Boomer balls)

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Carnivores: Present food inside objects (e.g. Boomer balls)

Control predators not on islands for waders

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Awaiting assessment 4 Control predators not on islands for waders

Physically protect nests with individual exclosures/barriers or provide shelters for chicks of ground nesting seabirds

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Physically protect nests with individual exclosures/barriers or provide shelters for chicks of ground nesting seabirds

Can nest protection increase nest abandonment?

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Evidence not assessed 4 Can nest protection increase nest abandonment?

Add topsoil

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Add topsoil

Use genetically modified alternatives

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Awaiting assessment 4 Use genetically modified alternatives

Integrated aquaculture systems

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Awaiting assessment 4 Integrated aquaculture systems

Spread clippings

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Spread clippings

Restrict the use of tributyltin or other toxic antifouling coatings

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Restrict the use of tributyltin or other toxic antifouling coatings

Reduce inter-specific competition for nest sites of woodpeckers by removing competitor species

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Reduce inter-specific competition for nest sites of woodpeckers by removing competitor species

Increase the wind speed at which turbines become operational (‘cut-in speed’) to reduce bat fatalities

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Beneficial 4 Increase the wind speed at which turbines become operational (‘cut-in speed’) to reduce bat fatalities

Reduce inter-specific competition for food by removing or controlling competitor species

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Reduce inter-specific competition for food by removing or controlling competitor species

Reduce adverse habitat alterations by excluding problematic terrestrial species

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Reduce adverse habitat alterations by excluding problematic terrestrial species

Remove problematic vegetation

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Remove problematic vegetation

Manage ditches to benefit wildlife

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Manage ditches to benefit wildlife
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