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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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Encourage homeowners to increase semi-natural habitat within gardens

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Encourage homeowners to increase semi-natural habitat within gardens

Protect greenfield sites or undeveloped land in urban areas

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Protect greenfield sites or undeveloped land in urban areas

Provide or retain set-aside areas in farmland

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide or retain set-aside areas in farmland

Increase the proportion of semi-natural habitat in the farmed landscape

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Increase the proportion of semi-natural habitat in the farmed landscape

Reduce field size (or maintain small fields)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce field size (or maintain small fields)

Plant field margins with a diverse mix of plant species

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Plant field margins with a diverse mix of plant species

Plant new hedges

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Plant new hedges

Manage ditches to benefit bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Manage ditches to benefit bats

Plant in-field trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Plant in-field trees

Avoid the use of antiparasitic drugs for livestock

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Avoid the use of antiparasitic drugs for livestock

Manage grazing regimes to increase invertebrate prey

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Manage grazing regimes to increase invertebrate prey

Replace culling with non-lethal methods of preventing vampire bats from spreading rabies to livestock

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Replace culling with non-lethal methods of preventing vampire bats from spreading rabies to livestock

Prevent culling of bats around fruit orchards

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Prevent culling of bats around fruit orchards

Replace netting with non-lethal measures to prevent bats from accessing fruit in orchards

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Replace netting with non-lethal measures to prevent bats from accessing fruit in orchards

Introduce certification for bat-friendly crop harvesting regimes

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Introduce certification for bat-friendly crop harvesting regimes

Reduce turbine height

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce turbine height

Reduce rotor diameter

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce rotor diameter

Apply textured coating to turbines

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Apply textured coating to turbines

Deter bats from turbines using low-level ultraviolet light

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Deter bats from turbines using low-level ultraviolet light

Paint turbines to reduce insect attraction

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Paint turbines to reduce insect attraction

Exclude bats from roosts prior to mine reclamation

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Exclude bats from roosts prior to mine reclamation

Retain access points for bats following mine closures

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain access points for bats following mine closures

Reopen entrances to closed mines and make suitable for roosting bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reopen entrances to closed mines and make suitable for roosting bats

Create roosting spaces for bats in road bridges and culverts

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Create roosting spaces for bats in road bridges and culverts

Deter bats from roads using ultrasound

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