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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Avoid planting fruit trees alongside roads in areas with fruit bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Avoid planting fruit trees alongside roads in areas with fruit bats

Retain existing bat roosts and access points within developments

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Retain existing bat roosts and access points within developments

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

Strengthen cultural traditions that discourage bat harvesting

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Strengthen cultural traditions that discourage bat harvesting

Create alternative bat roosts within developments

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Create alternative bat roosts within developments

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

Change timing of building work

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Change timing of building work

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

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 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

Protect brownfield or ex-industrial sites

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Protect brownfield or ex-industrial sites

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

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

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

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

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

Restrict the collection of bat specimens for research

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restrict the collection of bat specimens for research

Train arborists and forestry operatives to identify potential bat roosts

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Train arborists and forestry operatives to identify potential bat roosts

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

Protect roost trees during forest operations

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Protect roost trees during forest operations

Create artificial water sources

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Create artificial water sources

Retain buffers around roost trees in logged areas

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain buffers around roost trees in logged areas

Change timing of forestry operations

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Change timing of forestry operations

Use organic farming instead of conventional farming

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Likely to be beneficial 7 Use organic farming instead of conventional farming

Retain riparian buffers in logged areas

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Retain riparian buffers in logged areas

Introduce agri-environment schemes

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