195 Actions found

Actions to conserve biodiversity

We have summarised evidence from the scientific literature about the effects of actions to conserve wildlife and ecosystems.

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Provide bat boxes for roosting bats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 42 Provide bat boxes for roosting bats

Reinstate bat roosts in felled tree trunks

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

Create artificial caves or hibernacula for bats

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

Restore or create forest or woodland

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Restore or create forest or woodland

Restore or create grassland

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Restore or create grassland

Manage microclimate of artificial bat roosts

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

Breed bats in captivity

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Unlikely to be beneficial 6 Breed bats in captivity

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

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

Exclude bats from roosts during building work

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

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

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

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

Legally protect bats during development

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

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

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

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

Reduce field size (or maintain small fields)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Reduce field size (or maintain small fields)

Retain unmown field margins

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Retain unmown field margins

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

Plant new hedges

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Plant new hedges

Manage hedges to benefit bats

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

Manage ditches to benefit bats

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

Retain existing in-field trees

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