190 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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Manage forest and woodland to encourage understorey growth

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Manage forest and woodland to encourage understorey growth

Retain or plant native trees and shrubs amongst crops (agroforestry)

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Likely to be beneficial 7 Retain or plant native trees and shrubs amongst crops (agroforestry)

Coppice woodland

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Coppice woodland

Encourage natural regeneration in former plantations

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Encourage natural regeneration in former plantations

Modify turbine placement to reduce bat fatalities

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Modify turbine placement to reduce bat fatalities

Strengthen cultural traditions such as sacred groves that prevent timber harvesting

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Strengthen cultural traditions such as sacred groves that prevent timber harvesting

Retain a buffer between turbines and habitat features used by bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain a buffer between turbines and habitat features used by bats

Retain bat access points to caves

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain bat access points to caves

Deter bats from turbines using radar

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Deter bats from turbines using radar

Install fencing around cave entrances to restrict public access

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Install fencing around cave entrances to restrict public access

Deter bats from turbines using ultrasound

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Deter bats from turbines using ultrasound

Train tourist guides to minimize disturbance and promote bat conservation

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Train tourist guides to minimize disturbance and promote bat conservation

Remove turbine lighting to reduce bat and insect attraction

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Remove turbine lighting to reduce bat and insect attraction

Minimize alterations to caves for tourism

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Minimize alterations to caves for tourism

Prevent turbine blades from turning at low wind speeds to reduce bat fatalities

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Prevent turbine blades from turning at low wind speeds to reduce bat fatalities

Restrict artificial lighting in caves and around cave entrances

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Restrict artificial lighting in caves and around cave entrances

Automatically reduce turbine blade rotation when bat activity is high

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Automatically reduce turbine blade rotation when bat activity is high

Minimize noise levels within caves

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Minimize noise levels within caves

Close off potential access points on turbines to prevent roosting bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Close off potential access points on turbines to prevent roosting bats

Introduce guidelines for sustainable cave development and use

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Introduce guidelines for sustainable cave development and use

Create or maintain small dams to provide foraging and drinking habitat for bats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Create or maintain small dams to provide foraging and drinking habitat for bats

Provide artificial subterranean bat roosts to replace roosts in reclaimed mines

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide artificial subterranean bat roosts to replace roosts in reclaimed mines

Relocate bat colonies roosting inside dams

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Relocate bat colonies roosting inside dams

Relocate bats from reclaimed mines to alternative subterranean roost sites

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Relocate bats from reclaimed mines to alternative subterranean roost sites

Control invasive non-predatory competitors

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Control invasive non-predatory competitors
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