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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Maintain microclimate in closed/abandoned mines

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

Maintain forest and woodland edges for foraging bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Maintain forest and woodland edges for foraging bats

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

Legally protect bats during development

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Legally protect bats during development

Legally protect bat species

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Legally protect bat species

Legally protect bat habitats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Legally protect 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

Keep domestic cats indoors at night

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Keep domestic cats indoors at night

Introduce other income sources to replace bat trade

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Introduce other income sources to replace bat trade

Introduce other food sources to replace bat meat

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Introduce other food sources to replace bat meat

Introduce or enforce legislation to prevent ponds and streams from being contaminated by toxins

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Introduce or enforce legislation to prevent ponds and streams from being contaminated by toxins

Introduce legislation to control the use of hazardous substances

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Introduce legislation to control the use of hazardous substances

Introduce guidelines for sustainable cave development and use

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Introduce guidelines for sustainable cave development and use

Introduce certification for bat-friendly crop harvesting regimes

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Introduce certification for bat-friendly crop harvesting regimes

Introduce and enforce legislation to regulate harvesting of bat guano

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Introduce and enforce legislation to regulate harvesting of bat guano

Introduce and enforce legislation to control hunting of bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Introduce and enforce legislation to control hunting of bats

Introduce alternative treatments to reduce the use of bats in traditional medicine

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Introduce alternative treatments to reduce the use of bats in traditional medicine

Introduce agri-environment schemes

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Introduce agri-environment schemes

Install underpasses or culverts as road crossing structures for bats

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Likely to be beneficial 6 Install underpasses or culverts as road crossing structures for bats

Install sound-proofing insulation between bat roosts and areas occupied by humans within developments

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Install sound-proofing insulation between bat roosts and areas occupied by humans within developments

Install sound barriers in proximity to bat roosts and habitats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Install sound barriers in proximity to bat roosts and habitats

Install overpasses as road crossing structures for bats

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Install overpasses as road crossing structures for bats

Install hop-overs as road crossing structures for bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Install hop-overs as road crossing structures for bats

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

Install fencing around cave entrances to restrict public access

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Install fencing around cave entrances to restrict public access
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