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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Discourage the planting of fruit trees and vegetable gardens on the urban edge

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Discourage the planting of fruit trees and vegetable gardens on the urban edge

Directly plant peatland trees/shrubs

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Likely to be beneficial 11 Directly plant peatland trees/shrubs

Directly plant peatland mosses

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Likely to be beneficial 7 Directly plant peatland mosses

Directly plant peatland herbs

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Directly plant peatland herbs

Direct lighting away from bat access points or habitats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Direct lighting away from bat access points or habitats

Dig trenches around culverts under roads/railways

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Evidence not assessed 1 Dig trenches around culverts under roads/railways

Deter predation of livestock by using shock/electronic dog-training collars to reduce human-wildlife conflict

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Evidence not assessed 5 Deter predation of livestock by using shock/electronic dog-training collars to reduce human-wildlife conflict

Deter predation of livestock by mammals by having people close by to reduce human-wildlife conflict

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Evidence not assessed 1 Deter predation of livestock by mammals by having people close by to reduce human-wildlife conflict

Deter predation of livestock by herding livestock using adults instead of children to reduce human-wildlife conflict

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Evidence not assessed 1 Deter predation of livestock by herding livestock using adults instead of children to reduce human-wildlife conflict

Deter or prevent birds from landing on toxic pools

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Awaiting assessment 0 Deter or prevent birds from landing on toxic pools

Deter birds from landing on shellfish culture gear using spikes on oyster cages

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Deter birds from landing on shellfish culture gear using spikes on oyster cages

Deter birds from landing on shellfish culture gear by suspending oyster bags under water

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Deter birds from landing on shellfish culture gear by suspending oyster bags under water

Deter bats from turbines using ultrasound

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Deter bats from turbines using ultrasound

Deter bats from turbines using radar

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Deter bats from turbines using radar

Deter bats from turbines using low-level ultraviolet light

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Deter bats from turbines using low-level ultraviolet light

Deter bats from roads using ultrasound

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Deter bats from roads using ultrasound

Deter bats from roads using lighting

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Deter bats from roads using lighting

Detect & report dead primates and clinically determine their cause of death to avoid disease transmission

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Detect & report dead primates and clinically determine their cause of death to avoid disease transmission

Destroy habitat within buffer zones to make them unusable for primates

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Destroy habitat within buffer zones to make them unusable for primates

Designate a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) to regulate impactful maritime activities

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Designate a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) to regulate impactful maritime activities

Designate a Marine Protected Area without setting management measures, usage restrictions, or enforcement

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Designate a Marine Protected Area without setting management measures, usage restrictions, or enforcement

Designate a Marine Protected Area with a zonation system of activity restrictions

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Likely to be beneficial 13 Designate a Marine Protected Area with a zonation system of activity restrictions

Designate a Marine Protected Area and set a no-anchoring zone

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Designate a Marine Protected Area and set a no-anchoring zone

Designate a Marine Protected Area and prohibit the harvesting of sea urchins

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Designate a Marine Protected Area and prohibit the harvesting of sea urchins

Designate a Marine Protected Area and prohibit the harvesting of scallops

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Designate a Marine Protected Area and prohibit the harvesting of scallops
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