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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Educate farmers, land managers and local communities about the benefits of bats to improve management of bat habitats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Educate farmers, land managers and local communities about the benefits of bats to improve management of bat habitats

Leave bat roosts and roost entrances unlit

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Leave bat roosts and roost entrances unlit

Engage policymakers to make policy changes beneficial to bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Engage policymakers to make policy changes beneficial to bats

Use low intensity lighting

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Use low intensity lighting

Promote careful bat-related eco-tourism to improve behaviour towards bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Promote careful bat-related eco-tourism to improve behaviour towards bats

Restrict timing of lighting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Restrict timing of lighting

Educate pest controllers and homeowners/tenants to reduce the illegal use of pesticides in bat roosts

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Educate pest controllers and homeowners/tenants to reduce the illegal use of pesticides in bat roosts

Use UV filters on lights

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use UV filters on lights

Educate farmers, local communities and pest controllers to reduce indiscriminate culling of vampire bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Educate farmers, local communities and pest controllers to reduce indiscriminate culling of vampire bats

Impose noise limits in proximity to bat roosts and habitats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Impose noise limits in proximity to bat roosts and habitats

Legally protect bat habitats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Legally protect bat habitats

Use mammal-safe timber treatments in roof spaces

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use mammal-safe timber treatments in roof spaces

Conserve roosting sites for bats in old structures or buildings

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Conserve roosting sites for bats in old structures or buildings

Restrict timing of timber treatment application

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 1 Restrict timing of timber treatment application

Create artificial hollows and cracks in trees for roosting bats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Create artificial hollows and cracks in trees for roosting bats
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What Works in Conservation

What Works in Conservation assesses the research looking at whether interventions are beneficial or not. It is based on summarised evidence in synopses, on topics such as amphibians, bats, biodiversity in European farmland, and control of freshwater invasive species. More are available and in progress.

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