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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Shorten livestock grazing period or control grazing season in forests

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Shorten livestock grazing period or control grazing season in forests Synopsis Link

Shorten the period during which livestock can graze

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Shorten the period during which livestock can graze Synopsis Link

Site management for target mammal species carried out by field sport practitioners

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Site management for target mammal species carried out by field sport practitioners Synopsis Link

Skunk cabbage: Biological control using co-evolved, host specific herbivores

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Awaiting assessment 0 Skunk cabbage:  Biological control using co-evolved, host specific herbivores Synopsis Link

Skunk cabbage: Biological control using fungal-based herbicides

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Awaiting assessment 0 Skunk cabbage:  Biological control using fungal-based herbicides Synopsis Link

Skunk cabbage: Biological control using native herbivores

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Awaiting assessment 0 Skunk cabbage:  Biological control using native herbivores Synopsis Link

Skunk cabbage: Chemical control using herbicides

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Skunk cabbage:  Chemical control using herbicides Synopsis Link

Skunk cabbage: Environmental control (e.g. shading, or promotion of native plants)

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Awaiting assessment 0 Skunk cabbage:  Environmental control (e.g. shading, or promotion of native plants) Synopsis Link

Skunk cabbage: Physical removal

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Skunk cabbage:  Physical removal Synopsis Link

Skunk cabbage: Public education

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Awaiting assessment 0 Skunk cabbage:  Public education Synopsis Link

Skunk cabbage: Combination treatment using herbicides and physical removal

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Awaiting assessment 0 Skunk cabbage: Combination treatment using herbicides and physical removal Synopsis Link

Skunk cabbage: Use of a tarpaulin

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Skunk cabbage: Use of flame treatment

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Awaiting assessment 0 Skunk cabbage: Use of flame treatment Synopsis Link

Skunk cabbage: Use of hydrogen peroxide

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Skunk cabbage: Use of liquid nitrogen

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Awaiting assessment 0 Skunk cabbage: Use of liquid nitrogen Synopsis Link

Slow down input water to allow more time for pollutants to be removed

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Slow down input water to allow more time for pollutants to be removed Synopsis Link

Soil: Add compost to the soil

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Beneficial 24 Soil: Add compost to the soil Synopsis Link

Soil: Add manure to the soil

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Likely to be beneficial 11 Soil: Add manure to the soil Synopsis Link

Soil: Add sewage sludge to the soil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 6 Soil: Add sewage sludge to the soil Synopsis Link

Soil: Add slurry to the soil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 14 Soil: Add slurry to the soil Synopsis Link

Soil: Exclude grazers

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 6 Soil: Exclude grazers Synopsis Link

Soil: Grow cover crops in arable fields

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Beneficial 29 Soil: Grow cover crops in arable fields Synopsis Link

Soil: Plant buffer strips

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Soil: Plant buffer strips Synopsis Link

Soil: Plant hedgerows

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Soil: Plant hedgerows Synopsis Link

Soil: Plant or maintain ground cover in orchards or vineyards

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Beneficial 22 Soil: Plant or maintain ground cover in orchards or vineyards Synopsis Link
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