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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Cover the ground using techniques other than plastic mats after restoration planting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Cover the ground using techniques other than plastic mats after restoration planting

Coppice trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Coppice trees

Control rodents

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Control rodents

Control medium-sized herbivores

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

Control large herbivore populations

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

Control birds

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Control birds

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

Compensate for woodland removal with compensatory planting

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Compensate for woodland removal with compensatory planting

Build bird-perches to enhance natural seed dispersal

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Build bird-perches to enhance natural seed dispersal

Apply insecticide to protect seedlings from invertebrates

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Apply insecticide to protect seedlings from invertebrates

Apply herbicides after restoration planting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Apply herbicides after restoration planting

Apply fungicides to protect seedlings from fungal diseases

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Apply fungicides to protect seedlings from fungal diseases

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)

Adopt ecotourism

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Adopt ecotourism

Adopt continuous cover forestry

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Adopt continuous cover forestry

Adopt conservation grazing of woodland

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

Adopt community-based management to protect forests

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Adopt community-based management to protect forests

Adopt certification

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Adopt certification

Add organic matter after tree planting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Add organic matter after tree planting

Add organic matter

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 4 Add organic matter

Add lime to the soil to increase fertility

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add lime to the soil to increase fertility

Add lime to the soil after tree planting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Add lime to the soil after tree planting
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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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