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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Translocate toads

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Likely to be beneficial 9 Translocate toads

Translocate great crested newts

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Likely to be beneficial 9 Translocate great crested newts

Control traffic and traffic timing

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Likely to be beneficial 9 Control traffic and traffic timing

Use prescribed burning

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Likely to be beneficial 9 Use prescribed burning

Use group-selection harvesting

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 9 Use group-selection harvesting

Use soil scarification or ploughing to enhance germination

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 9 Use soil scarification or ploughing to enhance germination

Crop production: Use crop rotations

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Likely to be beneficial 9 Crop production: Use crop rotations

Regularly and continuously provide supplementary food to primates

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 9 Regularly and continuously provide supplementary food to primates

Implement quarantine for primates before reintroduction/translocation

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 9 Implement quarantine for primates before reintroduction/translocation

Remove/treat external/internal parasites to increase reproductive success/survival

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 9 Remove/treat external/internal parasites to increase reproductive success/survival

Use herbicide to control grass

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Unlikely to be beneficial 9 Use herbicide to control grass

Add inorganic fertilizer (before/after planting)

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 9 Add inorganic fertilizer (before/after planting)

Convert to organic farming

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8 Convert to organic farming

Reintroduce laboratory-reared bumblebee colonies to the wild

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8 Reintroduce laboratory-reared bumblebee colonies to the wild

Exclude livestock from semi-natural habitat (including woodland)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Exclude livestock from semi-natural habitat (including woodland)

Provide or retain un-harvested buffer strips

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 8 Provide or retain un-harvested buffer strips

Create uncultivated margins around intensive arable or pasture fields for birds

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Likely to be beneficial 8 Create uncultivated margins around intensive arable or pasture fields for birds

Set longlines at night to reduce seabird bycatch

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 8 Set longlines at night to reduce seabird bycatch

Use prescribed burning on shrublands

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 8 Use prescribed burning on shrublands

Employ grazing in non-grassland habitats

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 8 Employ grazing in non-grassland habitats

Control predators not on islands for wildfowl

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8 Control predators not on islands for wildfowl

Clean birds following oil spills

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Unlikely to be beneficial 8 Clean birds following oil spills

Plant new hedges

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Plant new hedges

Convert or revert arable land to permanent grassland

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Convert or revert arable land to permanent grassland

Release birds as adults or sub-adults, not juveniles

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Release birds as adults or sub-adults, not juveniles
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