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 natural water bodies in arid areas to prevent desiccation

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Manage natural water bodies in arid areas to prevent desiccation

Retain buffer zones around core bat habitat

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain buffer zones around core bat habitat

Provide artificial subterranean bat roosts to replace roosts in disturbed caves

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

Retain existing bat commuting routes

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain existing bat commuting routes

Use prescribed burning

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Likely to be beneficial 9 Use prescribed burning

Retain remnant habitat patches

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain remnant habitat patches

Control invasive predators

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Control invasive predators

Retain habitat connectivity between habitat patches

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain habitat connectivity between habitat patches

Control invasive plant species

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Control invasive plant species

Retain wetlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain wetlands

Translocate bats

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 2 Translocate bats

Retain native forest and woodland

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain native forest and woodland

Restrict human access to bat caves to prevent spread of disease

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restrict human access to bat caves to prevent spread of disease

Create new unlit commuting routes using planting

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Create new unlit commuting routes using planting

Vaccinate bats against the white-nose syndrome pathogen

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Vaccinate bats against the white-nose syndrome pathogen

Restore or create linear habitat features/green corridors

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restore or create linear habitat features/green corridors

Cull infected bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Cull infected bats

Restore or create wetlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restore or create wetlands

Modify bat hibernacula environments to increase bat survival

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Modify bat hibernacula environments to increase bat survival

Legally protect bat species

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Legally protect bat species

Change effluent treatments of domestic and urban waste water

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Change effluent treatments of domestic and urban waste water

Regularly clean bat boxes to increase occupancy

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Regularly clean bat boxes to increase occupancy

Introduce legislation to control the use of hazardous substances

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Introduce legislation to control the use of hazardous substances

Release captive-bred bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Release captive-bred bats

Change effluent treatments used in agriculture and forestry

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Change effluent treatments used in agriculture and forestry
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