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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Plant in-field trees

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

Retain remnant forest or woodland on agricultural land

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Likely to be beneficial 6 Retain remnant forest or woodland on agricultural land

Avoid the use of antiparasitic drugs for livestock

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Avoid the use of antiparasitic drugs for livestock

Manage grazing regimes to increase invertebrate prey

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

Replace culling with non-lethal methods of preventing vampire bats from spreading rabies to livestock

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Replace culling with non-lethal methods of preventing vampire bats from spreading rabies to livestock

Remove livestock modifications from water troughs

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Remove livestock modifications from water troughs

Prevent culling of bats around fruit orchards

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

Replace netting with non-lethal measures to prevent bats from accessing fruit in orchards

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Replace netting with non-lethal measures to prevent bats from accessing fruit in orchards

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

Reduce turbine height

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce turbine height

Reduce rotor diameter

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce rotor diameter

Apply textured coating to turbines

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Apply textured coating to turbines

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

Paint turbines to reduce insect attraction

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

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

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

Retain access points for bats following mine closures

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain access points for bats following mine closures

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

Maintain microclimate in closed/abandoned mines

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

Reopen entrances to closed mines and make suitable for roosting bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reopen entrances to closed mines and make suitable for roosting 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

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

Deter bats from roads using ultrasound

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

Minimize road lighting to reduce insect attraction

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

Relocate access points to bat roosts within developments

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Relocate access points to bat roosts within developments
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