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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Use false brood parasite eggs to discourage brood parasitism

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use false brood parasite eggs to discourage brood parasitism

Use exclusion nets

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1 Use exclusion nets

Use erosion blankets/mats to aid plant establishment

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use erosion blankets/mats to aid plant establishment

Use environmentally sensitive flood management

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use environmentally sensitive flood management

Use electric fencing to exclude large native herbivores

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use electric fencing to exclude large native herbivores

Use electric fencing to exclude fish-eating birds

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Use electric fencing to exclude fish-eating birds

Use education programmes and local engagement to help reduce persecution or exploitation of species

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 6 Use education programmes and local engagement to help reduce persecution or exploitation of species

Use differently-coloured artificial nests

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use differently-coloured artificial nests

Use different planting or seeding methods

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Unlikely to be beneficial 5 Use different planting or seeding methods

Use decoys to attract birds to safe areas

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Likely to be beneficial 12 Use decoys to attract birds to safe areas

Use cutting/mowing to mimic grazing

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Use cutting/mowing to mimic grazing

Use cutting/mowing to control problematic herbaceous plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Use cutting/mowing to control problematic herbaceous plants

Use cutting to control problematic large trees/shrubs

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use cutting to control problematic large trees/shrubs

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

Use crop rotation

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Beneficial 14 Use crop rotation

Use covers/barriers to control problematic plants

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use covers/barriers to control problematic plants

Use copper strips to exclude snails from nests

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use copper strips to exclude snails from nests

Use coloured baits to reduce accidental mortality during predator control

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Use coloured baits to reduce accidental mortality during predator control

Use collar-mounted devices to reduce predation

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use collar-mounted devices to reduce predation

Use collar-mounted devices on cats to reduce predation of bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use collar-mounted devices on cats to reduce predation of bats

Use clearcutting to increase understory diversity

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 24 Use clearcutting to increase understory diversity

Use chemicals to attract natural enemies

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Likely to be beneficial 15 Use chemicals to attract natural enemies

Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of tinamous

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of tinamous

Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of storks and ibises

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of storks and ibises

Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of songbirds

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of songbirds
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