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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Build bird-perches to enhance natural seed dispersal

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Build bird-perches to enhance natural seed dispersal Synopsis Link

Build fences around protected areas

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Evidence not assessed 2 Build fences around protected areas Synopsis Link

Build fences to keep humans out

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Build fences to keep humans out Synopsis Link

Build fire breaks

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Build fire breaks Synopsis Link

Burn at specific time of year

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Evidence not assessed 2 Burn at specific time of year Synopsis Link

Burn leaf litter

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Burn leaf litter Synopsis Link

Burn shrublands to reduce impacts of pollutants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Burn shrublands to reduce impacts of pollutants Synopsis Link

Bury cables and pipelines in the seabed rather than laying them on the seabed

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Bury cables and pipelines in the seabed rather than laying them on the seabed Synopsis Link

Bury drill cuttings in the seabed rather than leaving them on the seabed surface

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Bury drill cuttings in the seabed rather than leaving them on the seabed surface Synopsis Link

Bury electricity cables to reduce electromagnetic fields

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Bury electricity cables to reduce electromagnetic fields Synopsis Link

Bury or isolate power lines to reduce incidental bird mortality

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Bury or isolate power lines to reduce incidental bird mortality Synopsis Link

Bury pipelines instead of surface laying and rock dumping

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Bury pipelines instead of surface laying and rock dumping Synopsis Link

Bury upper layer of peat/soil (before planting)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Bury upper layer of peat/soil (before planting) Synopsis Link

Bury upper layer of peat/soil (without planting)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Bury upper layer of peat/soil (without planting) Synopsis Link

Can captive breeding have deleterious effects on individual fitness?

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Evidence not assessed 3 Can captive breeding have deleterious effects on individual fitness? Synopsis Link

Can nest protection increase nest abandonment?

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Evidence not assessed 4 Can nest protection increase nest abandonment? Synopsis Link

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? Synopsis Link

Can supplementary feeding increase predation or parasitism?

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Awaiting assessment 3 Can supplementary feeding increase predation or parasitism? Synopsis Link

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 Synopsis Link

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 Synopsis Link

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  Synopsis Link

Captive breeding frogs

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 34 Captive breeding frogs Synopsis Link

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) Synopsis Link

Captive breeding Mallorcan midwife toads

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

Captive breeding salamanders (including newts)

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