125 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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Raise awareness amongst the public (problematic species)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Raise awareness amongst the public (problematic species)

Raise awareness amongst the public (general)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Raise awareness amongst the public (general)

Provide new technologies to reduce pressure on wild biological resources

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide new technologies to reduce pressure on wild biological resources

Provide education or training programmes about peatlands or peatland management

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Provide education or training programmes about peatlands or peatland management

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)

Plant shelter belts to protect peatlands from wind

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Plant shelter belts to protect peatlands from wind

Physically remove problematic plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Physically remove problematic plants

Physically exclude vehicles from peatlands

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Physically exclude vehicles from peatlands

Physically exclude pedestrians from peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Physically exclude pedestrians from peatlands

Physically damage problematic plants

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Physically damage problematic plants

Pay landowners to protect peatlands

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Pay landowners to protect peatlands

Manage fertilizer or herbicide application near peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Manage fertilizer or herbicide application near peatlands

Maintain/restore water flow across service corridors

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Maintain/restore water flow across service corridors

Lobby, campaign or demonstrate to protect peatlands

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Lobby, campaign or demonstrate to protect peatlands

Limit the density of livestock on farmland near peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Limit the density of livestock on farmland near peatlands

Legally protect peatlands

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Legally protect peatlands

Irrigate peatland (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Irrigate peatland (without planting)

Irrigate peatland (before/after planting)

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

Introduce seeds of peatland trees/shrubs

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

Introduce seeds of peatland herbs

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Introduce seeds of peatland herbs

Introduce nurse plants (without planting peatland vegetation)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Introduce nurse plants (without planting peatland vegetation)

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)

Introduce an organism to control problematic plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Introduce an organism to control problematic plants

Install boardwalks/paths to prevent trampling

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Install boardwalks/paths to prevent trampling

Increase ‘on-the-ground’ protection (e.g. rangers)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Increase ‘on-the-ground’ protection (e.g. rangers)
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