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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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

Protect roost trees during forest operations

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Protect roost trees during forest operations

Protect greenfield sites or undeveloped land in urban areas

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Protect greenfield sites or undeveloped land in urban areas

Protect brownfield or ex-industrial sites

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

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

Prevent turbine blades from turning at low wind speeds to reduce bat fatalities

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Prevent turbine blades from turning at low wind speeds to reduce bat fatalities

Prevent pollution from sewage treatment facilities from entering watercourses

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Prevent pollution from sewage treatment facilities from entering watercourses

Prevent pollution from agricultural land or forestry from entering watercourses

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Prevent pollution from agricultural land or forestry from entering watercourses

Prevent culling of bats around fruit orchards

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Prevent culling of bats around fruit orchards

Plant riparian buffer strips

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Plant riparian buffer strips

Plant new hedges

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Plant new hedges

Plant in-field trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Plant in-field trees

Plant field margins with a diverse mix of plant species

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Plant field margins with a diverse mix of plant species

Paint turbines to reduce insect attraction

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Paint turbines to reduce insect attraction

Modify turbine placement to reduce bat fatalities

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Modify turbine placement to reduce bat fatalities

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

Minimize road lighting to reduce insect attraction

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Minimize road lighting to reduce insect attraction

Minimize noise levels within caves

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

Minimize alterations to caves for tourism

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Minimize alterations to caves for tourism

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

Manage microclimate of artificial bat roosts

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Manage microclimate of artificial bat roosts

Manage hedges to benefit bats

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

Manage grazing regimes to increase invertebrate prey

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Manage grazing regimes to increase invertebrate prey

Manage forest and woodland to encourage understorey growth

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Manage forest and woodland to encourage understorey growth

Manage ditches to benefit bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Manage ditches to benefit bats
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