1876 Actions found

Actions to Conserve wildlife

We have summarised evidence from the scientific literature about the effects of different interventions to conserve wildlife and ecosystem services.

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Can nest protection increase nest abandonment?

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Evidence not assessed 4 Can nest protection increase nest abandonment?

Can nest protection increase predation of adults and chicks?

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Evidence not assessed 5 Can nest protection increase predation of adults and chicks?

Can supplementary feeding increase predation or parasitism?

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3 Can supplementary feeding increase predation or parasitism?

Captive breeding and reintroduction of primates into the wild: born and raised in a free-ranging environment

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Captive breeding and reintroduction of primates into the wild: born and raised in a free-ranging environment

Captive breeding and reintroduction of primates into the wild: born and reared in cages

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Captive breeding and reintroduction of primates into the wild: born and reared in cages

Captive breeding and reintroduction of primates into the wild: limited free-ranging experience

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Captive breeding and reintroduction of primates into the wild: limited free-ranging experience

Captive breeding frogs

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 34 Captive breeding frogs

Captive breeding harlequin toads (Atelopus species)

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 6 Captive breeding harlequin toads (<i>Atelopus</i> species)

Captive breeding Mallorcan midwife toads

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 3 Captive breeding Mallorcan midwife toads

Captive breeding salamanders (including newts)

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 8 Captive breeding salamanders (including newts)

Captive breeding toads

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 12 Captive breeding toads

Carnivores: Allocate fast days

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Carnivores: Allocate fast days

Carnivores: Alter feeding schedule according to visitor activity

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0 Carnivores: Alter feeding schedule according to visitor activity

Carnivores: Alter food abundance or type seasonally

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0 Carnivores: Alter food abundance or type seasonally

Carnivores: Change location of food around enclosure

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Carnivores: Change location of food around enclosure

Carnivores: Feed a plant-derived protein diet

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Carnivores: Feed a plant-derived protein diet

Carnivores: Feed commercially prepared diets

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 5 Carnivores: Feed commercially prepared diets

Carnivores: Feed individuals separately

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0 Carnivores: Feed individuals separately

Carnivores: Feed individuals within a social group

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0 Carnivores: Feed individuals within a social group

Carnivores: Feed whole carcasses (with or without organs/gastrointestinal tract)

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 6 Carnivores: Feed whole carcasses (with or without organs/gastrointestinal tract)

Carnivores: Hand-feed

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0 Carnivores: Hand-feed

Carnivores: Hide food around enclosure

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Beneficial 6 Carnivores: Hide food around enclosure

Carnivores: Increase variety of food items

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Carnivores: Increase variety of food items

Carnivores: Present food frozen in ice

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

Carnivores: Present food in/on water

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Carnivores: Present food in/on water
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