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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Replant native trees in logged areas

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Replant native trees in logged areas

Replace or improve habitat for bats around roads

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Replace or improve habitat for bats around roads

Replace netting with non-lethal measures to prevent bats from accessing fruit in orchards

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Replace netting with non-lethal measures to prevent bats from accessing fruit in orchards

Replace culling with non-lethal methods of preventing vampire bats from spreading rabies to livestock

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Replace culling with non-lethal methods of preventing vampire bats from spreading rabies to livestock

Replace culling of bats with non-lethal methods of preventing vampire bats from spreading rabies to humans

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Replace culling of bats with non-lethal methods of preventing vampire bats from spreading rabies to humans

Reopen entrances to closed mines and make suitable for roosting bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reopen entrances to closed mines and make suitable for roosting bats

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

Remove livestock modifications from water troughs

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

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

Relocate bat colonies roosting inside dams

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

Relocate access points to bat roosts within developments

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Relocate access points to bat roosts within developments

Release captive-bred bats

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

Reinstate bat roosts in felled tree trunks

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Reinstate bat roosts in felled tree trunks

Rehabilitate injured/orphaned bats to maintain wild bat populations

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Rehabilitate injured/orphaned bats to maintain wild bat populations

Regularly clean bat boxes to increase occupancy

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

Reduce turbine height

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce turbine height

Reduce rotor diameter

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce rotor diameter

Reduce pesticide, herbicide or fertiliser use

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Reduce pesticide, herbicide or fertiliser use

Reduce or prevent the use of septic systems near caves

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce or prevent the use of septic systems near caves

Reduce field size (or maintain small fields)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce field size (or maintain small fields)

Provide training to conservationists, land managers, and the building and development sector on bat ecology and conservation to reduce bat roost disturbance

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide training to conservationists, land managers, and the building and development sector on bat ecology and conservation to reduce bat roost disturbance

Provide suitable bat foraging and roosting habitat at expanding range fronts

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide suitable bat foraging and roosting habitat at expanding range fronts

Provide or retain set-aside areas in farmland

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide or retain set-aside areas in farmland

Provide bat boxes for roosting bats

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Likely to be beneficial 39 Provide bat boxes for roosting 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
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