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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Install underpasses or culverts as road crossing structures for bats

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Likely to be beneficial 6 Install underpasses or culverts as road crossing structures for bats

Control harmful invasive bat prey species

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

Install overpasses as road crossing structures for bats

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Install overpasses as road crossing structures for bats

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

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 green bridges as road crossing structures for bats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Install green bridges as road crossing structures for bats

Keep domestic cats indoors at night

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Keep domestic cats indoors at night

Install hop-overs as road crossing structures for bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Install hop-overs as road crossing structures for bats

Use collar-mounted devices on cats to reduce predation of bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use collar-mounted devices on cats to reduce predation of bats

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

Carry out surveillance of bats for early treatment/action to reduce disease/viruses

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Carry out surveillance of bats for early treatment/action to reduce disease/viruses

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

Replace or improve habitat for bats around roads

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Replace or improve habitat for bats around roads

Treat bat hibernacula environments to reduce pathogen reservoir

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Treat bat hibernacula environments to reduce pathogen reservoir

Introduce and enforce legislation to control hunting of bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Introduce and enforce legislation to control hunting of bats

Treat bats for infection with white-nose syndrome

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Treat bats for infection with white-nose syndrome

Breed bats in captivity to supplement wild populations affected by white-nose syndrome

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Breed bats in captivity to supplement wild populations affected by white-nose syndrome

Prevent pollution from sewage treatment facilities from entering watercourses

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Prevent pollution from sewage treatment facilities from entering watercourses

Introduce and enforce legislation to regulate harvesting of bat guano

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Introduce and enforce legislation to regulate harvesting of bat guano

Reduce or prevent the use of septic systems near caves

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce or prevent the use of septic systems near caves

Introduce or enforce legislation to prevent ponds and streams from being contaminated by toxins

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Introduce or enforce legislation to prevent ponds and streams from being contaminated by toxins

Use selective or reduced impact logging instead of conventional logging

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Use selective or reduced impact logging instead of conventional logging

Reduce pesticide, herbicide or fertiliser use

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Reduce pesticide, herbicide or fertiliser use

Use shelterwood cutting instead of clearcutting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use shelterwood cutting instead of clearcutting
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