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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Employ local people as ‘biomonitors’

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Employ local people as ‘biomonitors’

Provide supplementary food for vultures to increase reproductive success

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Provide supplementary food for vultures to increase reproductive success

Restrict herbicide, fungicide and pesticide use on and around ponds on golf courses

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restrict herbicide, fungicide and pesticide use on and around ponds on golf courses

American bullfrog control: Pond destruction

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 American bullfrog control: Pond destruction

Crassula helmsii: Plant other species to suppress growth

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Awaiting assessment 0 <i>Crassula helmsii</i>: Plant other species to suppress growth

Avoid contact between wild primates and human-raised primates

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Avoid contact between wild primates and human-raised primates

Disturb peatland surface to encourage growth of desirable plants (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Disturb peatland surface to encourage growth of desirable plants (without planting)

Use water-based muds instead of oil-based muds (drilling fluids) in the drilling process

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use water-based muds instead of oil-based muds (drilling fluids) in the drilling process

Provide diversionary feeding for mammals to reduce nuisance behaviour and human-wildlife conflict

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Evidence not assessed 3 Provide diversionary feeding for mammals to reduce nuisance behaviour and human-wildlife conflict

Sterilize non-native domestic or feral species (e.g. cats and dogs)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Sterilize non-native domestic or feral species (e.g. cats and dogs)

Leave arable field margins uncropped with natural regeneration

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Awaiting assessment 6 Leave arable field margins uncropped with natural regeneration

Mark eggs to reduce their appeal to egg collectors

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Mark eggs to reduce their appeal to egg collectors

Provide supplementary food for raptors to increase reproductive success

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Likely to be beneficial 12 Provide supplementary food for raptors to increase reproductive success

Manage cutting regime

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Evidence not assessed 0 Manage cutting regime

American bullfrog control: Fencing

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 American bullfrog control: Fencing

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

Add inorganic fertilizer (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Add inorganic fertilizer (without planting)

Protect mammals close to development areas (e.g. by fencing)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Protect mammals close to development areas (e.g. by fencing)

Train mammals to avoid problematic species

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Evidence not assessed 2 Train mammals to avoid problematic species

Increase the diversity of nectar and pollen plants in the landscape for bees

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Awaiting assessment 1 Increase the diversity of nectar and pollen plants in the landscape for bees

Relocate nestlings to reduce poaching

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Relocate nestlings to reduce poaching

Provide supplementary food for owls to increase reproductive success

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Provide supplementary food for owls to increase reproductive success

Reduce tillage

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce tillage

American bullfrog control: Direct removal of adults

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Likely to be beneficial 4 American bullfrog control: Direct removal of adults

Crassula helmsii: Use grazing to control plants

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Unlikely to be beneficial 2 <i>Crassula helmsii</i>: Use grazing to control plants
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