125 Actions found

Actions to conserve biodiversity

We have summarised evidence from the scientific literature about the effects of actions to conserve wildlife and ecosystems.

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Raise awareness amongst the public (wild fire)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Raise awareness amongst the public (wild fire)

Raise awareness through engaging volunteers in peatland management or monitoring

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Raise awareness through engaging volunteers in peatland management or monitoring

Reduce fertilizer or herbicide use near peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce fertilizer or herbicide use near peatlands

Reduce frequency of harvest (of wild biological resources)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce frequency of harvest (of wild biological resources)

Reduce intensity of harvest (of wild biological resources)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Reduce intensity of harvest (of wild biological resources)

Reduce intensity of livestock grazing

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Reduce intensity of livestock grazing

Reduce water level of flooded peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce water level of flooded peatlands

Remove oil from contaminated peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Remove oil from contaminated peatlands

Remove plant litter to maintain or restore disturbance

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Remove plant litter to maintain or restore disturbance

Remove pollutants from waste gases before they enter the environment

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Remove pollutants from waste gases before they enter the environment

Remove residential or commercial development from peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Remove residential or commercial development from peatlands

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)

Remove upper layer of peat/soil (without planting)

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Remove upper layer of peat/soil (without planting)

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

Replace blocks of vegetation after mining or peat extraction

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Replace blocks of vegetation after mining or peat extraction

Reprofile/relandscape peatland (before planting)

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

Reprofile/relandscape peatland (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Reprofile/relandscape peatland (without planting)

Restore natural water level fluctuations

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restore natural water level fluctuations

Restore/create peatland vegetation (multiple interventions)

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Likely to be beneficial 8 Restore/create peatland vegetation (multiple interventions)

Restore/create peatland vegetation using the moss layer transfer technique

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Restore/create peatland vegetation using the moss layer transfer technique

Restore/create peatlands in areas that will be climatically suitable in the future

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restore/create peatlands in areas that will be climatically suitable in the future

Restrict pedestrian access to peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restrict pedestrian access to peatlands

Restrict vehicle use on peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restrict vehicle use on peatlands

Retain or create buffer zones between pollution sources and peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain or create buffer zones between pollution sources and peatlands

Retain/create habitat corridors across service corridors

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain/create habitat corridors across service corridors
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Peatland Conservation

Peatland Conservation - Published 2018

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