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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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Implement biosecurity measures to prevent introductions of problematic species

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Implement biosecurity measures to prevent introductions of problematic species

Implement ‘mosaic management’ when harvesting wild biological resources

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Implement ‘mosaic management’ when harvesting wild biological resources

Implement ‘mosaic management’ of agriculture

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Implement ‘mosaic management’ of agriculture

Fill/block ditches to create conditions suitable for peatland plants (without planting)

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Fill/block ditches to create conditions suitable for peatland plants (without planting)

Exclude wild herbivores using physical barriers

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Exclude wild herbivores using physical barriers

Exclude or remove livestock from degraded peatlands

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Exclude or remove livestock from degraded peatlands

Excavate pools (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Excavate pools (without 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

Drain/replace acidic water

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Drain/replace acidic water

Divert/replace polluted water source(s)

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Divert/replace polluted water source(s)

Disturb peatland surface to encourage growth of desirable plants (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Disturb peatland surface to encourage growth of desirable plants (without planting)

Directly plant peatland trees/shrubs

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Likely to be beneficial 11 Directly plant peatland trees/shrubs

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

Cut/remove/thin forest plantations and rewet peat

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Likely to be beneficial 11 Cut/remove/thin forest plantations and rewet peat

Cut/remove/thin forest plantations

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Cut/remove/thin forest plantations

Cut/mow herbaceous plants to maintain or restore disturbance

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Likely to be beneficial 14 Cut/mow herbaceous plants to maintain or restore disturbance

Cut large trees/shrubs to maintain or restore disturbance

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Cut large trees/shrubs to maintain or restore disturbance

Create mounds or hollows (before planting)

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

Create legislation for ‘no net loss’ of wetlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Create legislation for ‘no net loss’ of wetlands

Cover peatland with something other than mulch (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Cover peatland with something other than mulch (without 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)

Cover peatland with organic mulch (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Cover peatland with organic mulch (without planting)

Cover peatland with organic mulch (after planting)

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

Convert to organic agriculture or aquaculture near peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Convert to organic agriculture or aquaculture near peatlands
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