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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Retain residual tree patches in logged areas

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Retain residual tree patches in logged areas

Retain remnant habitat patches

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

Retain remnant forest or woodland on agricultural land

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Likely to be beneficial 6 Retain remnant forest or woodland on agricultural land

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)

Retain native forest and woodland

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

Retain habitat connectivity between habitat patches

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

Retain forested corridors in logged areas

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Retain forested corridors in logged areas

Retain existing in-field trees

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Retain existing in-field trees

Retain existing bat roosts and access points within developments

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Retain existing bat roosts and access points within developments

Retain existing bat commuting routes

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

Retain buffers around roost trees in logged areas

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain buffers around roost trees in logged areas

Retain buffer zones around core bat habitat

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

Retain bat access points to caves

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

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

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

Restrict timing of timber treatment application

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

Restrict timing of lighting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Restrict timing of lighting

Restrict the collection of bat specimens for research

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restrict the collection of bat specimens for research

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

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

Restore or create wetlands

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

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

Restore or create grassland

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Restore or create grassland

Restore or create forest or woodland

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Restore or create forest or woodland

Restore and maintain microclimate in modified caves

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restore and maintain microclimate in modified caves
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