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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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Use organic pest control instead of synthetic pesticides

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use organic pest control instead of synthetic pesticides

Thin trees within forest and woodland

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Likely to be beneficial 6 Thin trees within forest and woodland

Prevent pollution from agricultural land or forestry from entering watercourses

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Prevent pollution from agricultural land or forestry from entering watercourses

Maintain forest and woodland edges for foraging bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Maintain forest and woodland edges for foraging bats

Plant riparian buffer strips

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Plant riparian buffer strips

Retain veteran and standing dead trees as roosting sites for bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain veteran and standing dead trees as roosting sites for bats

Avoid illumination of bat commuting routes

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Avoid illumination of bat commuting routes

Replant native trees in logged areas

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Replant native trees in logged areas

Avoid illumination of key bat habitats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Avoid illumination of key bat habitats

Retain residual tree patches in logged areas

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Retain residual tree patches in logged areas

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

Retain forested corridors in logged areas

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Retain forested corridors in logged areas

Use 'warm white' rather than 'cool' LED lights

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use 'warm white' rather than 'cool' LED lights

Provide training to conservationists, land managers, and the building and development sector on bat ecology and conservation to reduce bat roost disturbance

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide training to conservationists, land managers, and the building and development sector on bat ecology and conservation to reduce bat roost disturbance

Use red lighting rather than other lighting colours

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use red lighting rather than other lighting colours

Use glazing treatments to reduce light spill from inside lit buildings

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use glazing treatments to reduce light spill from inside lit buildings

Install and maintain cave gates to restrict public access

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 11 Install and maintain cave gates to restrict public access

Install sound barriers in proximity to bat roosts and habitats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Install sound barriers in proximity to bat roosts and habitats

Educate the public to improve perception of bats to improve behaviour towards bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Educate the public to improve perception of bats to improve behaviour towards bats

Adapt bat roost structures to buffer against temperature extremes

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Adapt bat roost structures to buffer against temperature extremes

Restore and maintain microclimate in modified caves

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restore and maintain microclimate in modified caves

Enhance natural habitat features to improve landscape connectivity to allow for range shifts of bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Enhance natural habitat features to improve landscape connectivity to allow for range shifts of bats

Impose restrictions on cave visits

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Impose restrictions on cave visits

Provide suitable bat foraging and roosting habitat at expanding range fronts

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide suitable bat foraging and roosting habitat at expanding range fronts

Inform the public of ways to reduce disturbance to bats in caves

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Inform the public of ways to reduce disturbance to bats in caves
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