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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Use herbicides to remove invasive plant species

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use herbicides to remove invasive plant species

Apply insecticide to protect seedlings from invertebrates

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

Adopt certification

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Adopt certification

Control birds

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Control birds

Adopt community-based management to protect forests

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

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)

Water seedlings

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Water seedlings

Reduce erosion to increase seedling survival

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

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

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 education programmes about forests

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

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

Infect tree seedlings with mycorrhizae

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

Introduce leaf litter to forest stands

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

Transplant trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Transplant trees

Use pioneer plants or crops as nurse plants

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use pioneer plants or crops as nurse plants

Restore wood pastures (e.g. introducing grazing)

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

Prevent damage from strong winds

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

Remove nitrogen and phosphorus using harvested products

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

Maintain/create buffer zones

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

Provide legal protection of forests from development

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

Create managed paths/signs to contain disturbance

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

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

Use signs to prevent fire

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use signs to prevent fire

Adopt ecotourism

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Adopt ecotourism
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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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