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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Use nest covers to reduce the impact of research on predation of ground-nesting seabirds

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use nest covers to reduce the impact of research on predation of ground-nesting seabirds

Use negative stimuli to deter consumption of livestock feed by mammals to reduce human-wildlife conflict

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Evidence not assessed 1 Use negative stimuli to deter consumption of livestock feed by mammals to reduce human-wildlife conflict

Use natural control agents: cleaner wrasse

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Awaiting assessment 2 Use natural control agents: cleaner wrasse

Use native species instead of non-native species in aquaculture systems

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use native species instead of non-native species in aquaculture systems

Use naphthalene to deter mammalian predators

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use naphthalene to deter mammalian predators

Use multiple barriers to protect nests

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use multiple barriers to protect nests

Use mowing techniques to reduce mortality

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Beneficial 8 Use mowing techniques to reduce mortality

Use mowing techniques to reduce chick mortality

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Use mowing techniques to reduce chick mortality

Use more than one net on otter trawls

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use more than one net on otter trawls

Use moorings which reduce or avoid contact with the seabed (eco- moorings)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use moorings which reduce or avoid contact with the seabed (eco- moorings)

Use mobile phone communications to warn farmers of problematic mammals (e.g. elephants)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use mobile phone communications to warn farmers of problematic mammals (e.g. elephants)

Use mixed stocking

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Evidence not assessed 1 Use mixed stocking

Use mixed stocking

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use mixed stocking

Use mixed pasture

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 7 Use mixed pasture

Use mirrors to deter nest predators

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use mirrors to deter nest predators

Use microlites to help birds migrate

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use microlites to help birds migrate

Use mechanical thinning before or after planting

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Beneficial 7 Use mechanical thinning before or after planting

Use mass-emergence devices to increase natural enemy populations

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Evidence not assessed 1 Use mass-emergence devices to increase natural enemy populations

Use mammal-safe timber treatments in roof spaces

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use mammal-safe timber treatments in roof spaces

Use lower water pressure during hydraulic dredging

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use lower water pressure during hydraulic dredging

Use low intensity lighting

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Use low intensity lighting

Use low impact vehicles for harvesting (wild biological resources)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use low impact vehicles for harvesting (wild biological resources)

Use low impact harvesting techniques (for wild biological resources)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use low impact harvesting techniques (for wild biological resources)

Use loud-speakers to broadcast sounds of potential threats (e.g. barking dogs, explosions, gunshots)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use loud-speakers to broadcast sounds of potential threats (e.g. barking dogs, explosions, gunshots)

Use loud-speakers to broadcast primate alarm calls

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use loud-speakers to broadcast primate alarm calls
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