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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

Physically remove problematic plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Physically remove problematic plants

Physically damage problematic plants

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

Use cutting/mowing to control problematic herbaceous plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Use cutting/mowing to control problematic herbaceous plants

Change season/timing of cutting/mowing

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Change season/timing of cutting/mowing

Use cutting to control problematic large trees/shrubs

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use cutting to control problematic large trees/shrubs

Use grazing to control problematic plants

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use grazing to control problematic plants

Use prescribed fire to control problematic plants

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 6 Use prescribed fire to control problematic plants

Use covers/barriers to control problematic plants

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use covers/barriers to control problematic plants

Use herbicide to control problematic plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use herbicide to control problematic plants

Introduce an organism to control problematic plants

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

Clean waste water before it enters the environment

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Clean waste water before it enters the environment

Divert/replace polluted water source(s)

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

Slow down input water to allow more time for pollutants to be removed

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Slow down input water to allow more time for pollutants to be removed

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

Use artificial barriers to prevent pollution entering peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use artificial barriers to prevent pollution entering peatlands

Reduce fertilizer or herbicide use near peatlands

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

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

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

Use biodegradable oil in farming machinery

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use biodegradable oil in farming machinery

Remove oil from contaminated peatlands

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

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

Add lime to reduce acidity and/or increase fertility

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add lime to reduce acidity and/or increase fertility

Drain/replace acidic water

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

Peatland Conservation - Published 2018

Peatland Conservation

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What Works in Conservation

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