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We have summarised evidence from the scientific literature about the effects of different interventions to conserve wildlife and ecosystem services.

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Directly plant peatland mosses

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Likely to be beneficial 7 Directly plant peatland mosses

Directly plant peatland herbs

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Directly plant peatland herbs

Directly plant peatland trees/shrubs

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Likely to be beneficial 11 Directly plant peatland trees/shrubs

Add mosses to peatland surface

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Beneficial 13 Add mosses to peatland surface

Add mixed vegetation to peatland surface

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Beneficial 18 Add mixed vegetation to peatland surface

Introduce seeds of peatland herbs

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Introduce seeds of peatland herbs

Introduce seeds of peatland trees/shrubs

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Introduce seeds of peatland trees/shrubs

Add lime (before/after planting)

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 6 Add lime (before/after planting)

Add inorganic fertilizer (before/after planting)

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 9 Add inorganic fertilizer (before/after planting)

Add organic fertilizer (before/after planting)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Add organic fertilizer (before/after planting)

Cover peatland with organic mulch (after planting)

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Likely to be beneficial 12 Cover peatland with organic mulch (after planting)

Cover peatland with something other than mulch (after planting)

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Likely to be beneficial 8 Cover peatland with something other than mulch (after planting)

Introduce nurse plants (to aid focal peatland plants)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Introduce nurse plants (to aid focal peatland plants)

Rewet peatland (before/after planting)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Rewet peatland (before/after planting)

Irrigate peatland (before/after planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Irrigate peatland (before/after planting)

Reprofile/relandscape peatland (before planting)

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Reprofile/relandscape peatland (before planting)

Create mounds or hollows (before planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Create mounds or hollows (before planting)

Remove upper layer of peat/soil (before planting)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Remove upper layer of peat/soil (before planting)

Bury upper layer of peat/soil (before planting)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Bury upper layer of peat/soil (before planting)

Add fresh peat to peatland (before planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add fresh peat to peatland (before planting)

Encapsulate planted moss fragments in beads/gel

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Encapsulate planted moss fragments in beads/gel

Use fences or barriers to protect planted vegetation

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use fences or barriers to protect planted vegetation

Remove vegetation that could compete with planted peatland vegetation

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Remove vegetation that could compete with planted peatland vegetation

Add root-associated fungi to plants (before planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Add root-associated fungi to plants (before planting)

Protect or prepare vegetation before planting (other interventions)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Protect or prepare vegetation before planting (other interventions)
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