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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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Install bat gantries or bat bridges as road crossing structures for bats

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Unlikely to be beneficial 2 Install bat gantries or bat bridges as road crossing structures for bats

Install and maintain gates at mine entrances to restrict public access

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Install and maintain gates at mine entrances to restrict public access

Install and maintain cave gates to restrict public access

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 11 Install and maintain cave gates to restrict public access

Inform the public of ways to reduce disturbance to bats in caves

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Inform the public of ways to reduce disturbance to bats in caves

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

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Inform local communities about the negative impacts of bat hunting to reduce killing of bats

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

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Inform local communities about disease risks from hunting and eating bat meat to reduce killing of bats

Increase the wind speed at which turbines become operational (‘cut-in speed’) to reduce bat fatalities

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Beneficial 4 Increase the wind speed at which turbines become operational (‘cut-in speed’) to reduce bat fatalities

Increase the proportion of semi-natural habitat in the farmed landscape

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Increase the proportion of semi-natural habitat in the farmed landscape

Impose restrictions on cave visits

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Impose restrictions on cave visits

Impose noise limits in proximity to bat roosts and habitats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Impose noise limits in proximity to bat roosts and habitats

Exclude domestic and feral cats from bat roosts and roost entrances

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Exclude domestic and feral cats from bat roosts and roost entrances

Exclude bats from roosts prior to mine reclamation

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Exclude bats from roosts prior to mine reclamation

Exclude bats from roosts during building work

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Exclude bats from roosts during building work

Enhance natural habitat features to improve landscape connectivity to allow for range shifts of bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Enhance natural habitat features to improve landscape connectivity to allow for range shifts of bats

Engage policymakers to make policy changes beneficial to bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Engage policymakers to make policy changes beneficial to bats

Engage farmers and landowners to manage land for bats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Engage farmers and landowners to manage land for bats

Enforce regulations to prevent trafficking and trade of bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Enforce regulations to prevent trafficking and trade of bats

Encourage online vendors to remove bat specimens for sale

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Encourage online vendors to remove bat specimens for sale

Encourage natural regeneration in former plantations

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Encourage natural regeneration in former plantations

Encourage homeowners to plant gardens with night-scented flowers

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Encourage homeowners to plant gardens with night-scented flowers

Encourage homeowners to increase semi-natural habitat within gardens

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Encourage homeowners to increase semi-natural habitat within gardens

Educate the public to improve perception of bats to improve behaviour towards bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Educate the public to improve perception of bats to improve behaviour towards bats

Educate pest controllers and homeowners/tenants to reduce the illegal use of pesticides in bat roosts

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Educate pest controllers and homeowners/tenants to reduce the illegal use of pesticides in bat roosts

Educate homeowners about building and planning laws relating to bats to reduce disturbance to bat roosts

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Educate homeowners about building and planning laws relating to bats to reduce disturbance to bat roosts

Educate farmers, local communities and pest controllers to reduce indiscriminate culling of vampire bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Educate farmers, local communities and pest controllers to reduce indiscriminate culling of vampire bats
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