122 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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Retain fallen trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain fallen trees

Restore woodland herbaceous plants using transplants and nursery plugs

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restore woodland herbaceous plants using transplants and nursery plugs

Restore wood pastures (e.g. introducing grazing)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Restore wood pastures (e.g. introducing grazing)

Remove woody debris after timber harvest

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Unlikely to be beneficial 12 Remove woody debris after timber harvest

Remove or disturb leaf litter to enhance germination

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Remove or disturb leaf litter to enhance germination

Remove nitrogen and phosphorus using harvested products

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Remove nitrogen and phosphorus using harvested products

Remove burned trees

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Remove burned trees

Reintroduce large herbivores

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reintroduce large herbivores

Reduce the intensity of livestock grazing in forests

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Reduce the intensity of livestock grazing in forests

Reduce erosion to increase seedling survival

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce erosion to increase seedling survival

Recharge groundwater to restore wetland forest

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Recharge groundwater to restore wetland forest

Re-route paths, control access or close paths

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Re-route paths, control access or close paths

Raise awareness amongst the general public through campaigns and public information

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Raise awareness amongst the general public through campaigns and public information

Provide paraffin stoves

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide paraffin stoves

Provide legal protection of forests from development

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide legal protection of forests from development

Provide fuel efficient stoves

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide fuel efficient stoves

Provide financial incentives not to graze

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide financial incentives not to graze

Provide education programmes about forests

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide education programmes about forests

Prevent livestock grazing in forests

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 4 Prevent livestock grazing in forests

Prevent damage from strong winds

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Prevent damage from strong winds

Prepare the ground before tree planting

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Beneficial 7 Prepare the ground before tree planting

Pollard trees (top cutting or top pruning)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Pollard trees (top cutting or top pruning)

Plant trees after wildfire

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Plant trees after wildfire

Plant a mixture of tree species to enhance the survival and growth of planted trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Plant a mixture of tree species to enhance the survival and growth of planted trees

Plant a mixture of tree species to enhance diversity

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Plant a mixture of tree species to enhance diversity
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Forest Conservation - Published 2016

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What Works in Conservation

What Works in Conservation

What Works in Conservation assesses the research looking at whether interventions are beneficial or not. It is based on summarised evidence in synopses, on topics such as amphibians, bats, biodiversity in European farmland, and control of freshwater invasive species. More are available and in progress.

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