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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Construct water detention areas to slow water flow and restore riparian forests

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Construct water detention areas to slow water flow and restore riparian forests

Introduce beavers to impede water flow in forest watercourses

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Introduce beavers to impede water flow in forest watercourses

Reintroduce large herbivores

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reintroduce large herbivores

Pollard trees (top cutting or top pruning)

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

Coppice trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Coppice trees

Halo ancient trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Halo ancient trees

Adopt conservation grazing of woodland

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Adopt conservation grazing of woodland

Retain fallen trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain fallen trees

Imitate natural disturbances by pushing over trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Imitate natural disturbances by pushing over trees

Use grazing to remove invasive plant species

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use grazing to remove invasive plant species

Use prescribed fire to remove invasive plant species

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use prescribed fire to remove invasive plant species

Manually/mechanically remove native plants

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Manually/mechanically remove native plants

Control large herbivore populations

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Control large herbivore populations

Use fencing to enclose large herbivores (e.g. deer)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use fencing to enclose large herbivores (e.g. deer)

Control medium-sized herbivores

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Control medium-sized herbivores

Adopt protected species legislation (impact on forest management)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Adopt protected species legislation (impact on forest management)

Use rotational grazing to restore oak savannas

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use rotational grazing to restore oak savannas

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

Encourage leaf litter development in new planting

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Encourage leaf litter development in new planting

Use herbicides to remove understory vegetation to reduce wildfires

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use herbicides to remove understory vegetation to reduce wildfires

Mechanically remove understory vegetation to reduce wildfires

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Mechanically remove understory vegetation to reduce wildfires

Plant trees after wildfire

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