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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Mechanically/manually remove invasive plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Mechanically/manually remove invasive plants

Mechanically remove understory vegetation to reduce wildfires

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

Mechanically remove understory vegetation after tree planting

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Unlikely to be beneficial 6 Mechanically remove understory vegetation after tree planting

Manually/mechanically remove native plants

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

Manage woody debris before tree planting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Manage woody debris before tree planting

Maintain/create habitat corridors

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Maintain/create habitat corridors

Maintain/create buffer zones

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Maintain/create buffer zones

Log/remove trees within forests: effects on young trees

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Log/remove trees within forests: effects on young trees

Log/remove trees within forests: effects on understory plants

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Beneficial 12 Log/remove trees within forests: effects on understory plants

Log/remove trees within forests: effects on non-vascular plants

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 3 Log/remove trees within forests: effects on non-vascular plants

Log/remove trees within forests: effects on mature trees

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 15 Log/remove trees within forests: effects on mature trees

Legal protection of forests

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Legal protection of forests

Introduce leaf litter to forest stands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Introduce leaf litter to forest stands

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

Infect tree seedlings with mycorrhizae

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Infect tree seedlings with mycorrhizae

Incorporate existing trees or woods into the landscape of new developments

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Incorporate existing trees or woods into the landscape of new developments

Improve soil quality after tree planting (excluding applying fertilizer)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Improve soil quality after tree planting (excluding applying fertilizer)

Imitate natural disturbances by pushing over trees

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

Halo ancient trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Halo ancient trees

Fence to prevent grazing after tree planting

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Fence to prevent grazing after tree planting

Enhance soil compaction

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 3 Enhance soil compaction

Encourage leaf litter development in new planting

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

Create managed paths/signs to contain disturbance

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Create managed paths/signs to contain disturbance

Cover the ground with straw after tree planting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Cover the ground with straw after tree planting

Cover the ground with plastic mats after restoration planting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Cover the ground with plastic mats after restoration planting
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Forest Conservation

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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