195 Actions found

Actions to conserve biodiversity

We have summarised evidence from the scientific literature about the effects of actions to conserve wildlife and ecosystems.

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Retain unmown field margins

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Retain unmown field margins

Manage hedges to benefit bats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Manage hedges to benefit bats

Remove livestock modifications from water troughs

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Remove livestock modifications from water troughs

Maintain microclimate in closed/abandoned mines

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Maintain microclimate in closed/abandoned mines

Maintain bat roosts in road bridges and culverts

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Maintain bat roosts in road bridges and culverts

Inform local communities about the negative impacts of bat hunting to reduce killing of bats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Inform local communities about the negative impacts of bat hunting to reduce killing of bats

Change timing of building work

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Change timing of building work

Inform local communities about disease risks from hunting and eating bat meat to reduce killing of bats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Inform local communities about disease risks from hunting and eating bat meat to reduce killing of bats

Protect brownfield or ex-industrial sites

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Protect brownfield or ex-industrial sites

Manage forest and woodland to encourage understorey growth

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Manage forest and woodland to encourage understorey growth

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

Minimize noise levels within caves

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

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

Relocate bat colonies roosting inside dams

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

Install green bridges as road crossing structures for bats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Install green bridges as road crossing structures for bats

Divert bats to safe crossing points with plantings or fencing

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Divert bats to safe crossing points with plantings or fencing

Treat bats for infection with white-nose syndrome

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Treat bats for infection with white-nose syndrome

Use shelterwood cutting instead of clearcutting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use shelterwood cutting instead of clearcutting

Avoid illumination of bat foraging, drinking and swarming sites

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Avoid illumination of bat foraging, drinking and swarming sites

Retain riparian buffers on agricultural land

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Retain riparian buffers on agricultural land

Restore bat foraging habitat at ex-quarry sites

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Restore bat foraging habitat at ex-quarry sites

Control invasive predators

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Control invasive predators

Control invasive plant species

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Control invasive plant species

Restore or create wetlands

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Likely to be beneficial 1 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
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