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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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Add inorganic fertilizer (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Add inorganic fertilizer (without 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)

Create mounds or hollows (before planting)

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

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)

Use prescribed fire to maintain or restore disturbance

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Use prescribed fire to maintain or restore disturbance

Physically remove problematic plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Physically remove problematic plants

Divert/replace polluted water source(s)

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

Excavate pools (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Excavate pools (without planting)

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)

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 something other than mulch (without planting)

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

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

Lobby, campaign or demonstrate to protect peatlands

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

Irrigate peatland (without planting)

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

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

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

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

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

Drain/replace acidic water

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

Pay landowners to protect peatlands

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

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)

Reprofile/relandscape peatland (without planting)

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

Stabilize peatland surface to help plants colonize

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Stabilize peatland surface to help plants colonize

Build artificial bird perches to encourage seed dispersal

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Build artificial bird perches to encourage seed dispersal
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