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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Directly plant peatland trees/shrubs

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Likely to be beneficial 11 Directly plant peatland trees/shrubs Synopsis Link

Translocate problem mammals away from residential areas (e.g. habituated bears) to reduce human-wildlife conflict

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Evidence not assessed 11 Translocate problem mammals away from residential areas (e.g. habituated bears) to reduce human-wildlife conflict Synopsis Link

Install electric fencing to reduce predation of livestock by mammals to reduce human-wildlife conflict

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Beneficial 11 Install electric fencing to reduce predation of livestock by mammals to reduce human-wildlife conflict Synopsis Link

Translocate predators away from livestock to reduce human-wildlife conflict

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 11 Translocate predators away from livestock to reduce human-wildlife conflict Synopsis Link

Install electric fencing to protect crops from mammals to reduce human-wildlife conflict

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Beneficial 11 Install electric fencing to protect crops from mammals to reduce human-wildlife conflict Synopsis Link

Provide nest boxes for birds

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 10 Provide nest boxes for birds Synopsis Link

Reduce tillage

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 10 Reduce tillage Synopsis Link

Mark power lines to reduce incidental bird mortality

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Beneficial 10 Mark power lines to reduce incidental bird mortality Synopsis Link

Use signs and access restrictions to reduce disturbance at nest sites

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Use signs and access restrictions to reduce disturbance at nest sites Synopsis Link

Employ grazing in artificial grasslands/pastures

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 10 Employ grazing in artificial grasslands/pastures Synopsis Link

Control avian predators on islands

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Control avian predators on islands Synopsis Link

Control predators not on islands for songbirds

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Awaiting assessment 10 Control predators not on islands for songbirds Synopsis Link

Clean nest boxes to increase occupancy or reproductive success

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Clean nest boxes to increase occupancy or reproductive success Synopsis Link

Use vocalisations to attract birds to safe areas

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Use vocalisations to attract birds to safe areas Synopsis Link

Artificially incubate and hand-rear raptors in captivity

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Artificially incubate and hand-rear raptors in captivity Synopsis Link

Use crop rotation in potato farming systems

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 10 Use crop rotation in potato farming systems Synopsis Link

Incorporate plant remains into the soil that produce weed-controlling chemicals

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 10 Incorporate plant remains into the soil that produce weed-controlling chemicals Synopsis Link

Combine trap and repellent crops in a push-pull system

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Beneficial 10 Combine trap and repellent crops in a push-pull system Synopsis Link

Install barrier fencing along roads

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 10 Install barrier fencing along roads Synopsis Link

Freeze sperm or eggs for future use

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Unlikely to be beneficial 10 Freeze sperm or eggs for future use Synopsis Link

Use an alternative oil source: plant-based

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Awaiting assessment 10 Use an alternative oil source: plant-based Synopsis Link

Water: Use no tillage instead of reduced tillage

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Water: Use no tillage instead of reduced tillage Synopsis Link

Pest regulation: Use reduced tillage in arable fields

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 10 Pest regulation: Use reduced tillage in arable fields Synopsis Link

Exclude or remove livestock from degraded peatlands

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Exclude or remove livestock from degraded peatlands Synopsis Link

Remove upper layer of peat/soil (without planting)

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Remove upper layer of peat/soil (without planting) Synopsis Link
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