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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Educate farmers, land managers and local communities about the benefits of bats to improve management of bat habitats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Educate farmers, land managers and local communities about the benefits of bats to improve management of bat habitats

Divert bats to safe crossing points with plantings or fencing

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Divert bats to safe crossing points with plantings or fencing

Direct lighting away from bat access points or habitats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Direct lighting away from bat access points or habitats

Deter bats from turbines using ultrasound

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Deter bats from turbines using ultrasound

Deter bats from turbines using radar

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Deter bats from turbines using radar

Deter bats from turbines using low-level ultraviolet light

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Deter bats from turbines using low-level ultraviolet light

Deter bats from roads using ultrasound

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Deter bats from roads using ultrasound

Deter bats from roads using lighting

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Deter bats from roads using lighting

Decontaminate clothing and equipment after entering caves

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Decontaminate clothing and equipment after entering caves

Cull infected bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Cull infected bats

Create tree plantations on agricultural land to provide roosting and foraging habitat for bats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Create tree plantations on agricultural land to provide roosting and foraging habitat for bats

Create roosting spaces for bats in road bridges and culverts

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Create roosting spaces for bats in road bridges and culverts

Create or restore bat foraging habitat in urban areas

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Create or restore bat foraging habitat in urban areas

Create or maintain small dams to provide foraging and drinking habitat for bats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Create or maintain small dams to provide foraging and drinking habitat for bats

Create new unlit commuting routes using planting

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Create new unlit commuting routes using planting

Create artificial water sources

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Create artificial water sources

Create artificial hollows and cracks in trees for roosting bats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Create artificial hollows and cracks in trees for roosting bats

Create artificial caves or hibernacula for bats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Create artificial caves or hibernacula for bats

Create alternative bat roosts within developments

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Create alternative bat roosts within developments

Coppice woodland

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Coppice woodland

Control invasive predators

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Control invasive predators

Control invasive plant species

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Control invasive plant species

Control invasive non-predatory competitors

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Control invasive non-predatory competitors

Control harmful invasive bat prey species

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Control harmful invasive bat prey species

Conserve roosting sites for bats in old structures or buildings

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Conserve roosting sites for bats in old structures or buildings
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