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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Irrigate peatland (before/after planting)

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

Add fresh peat to peatland (before planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add fresh peat to peatland (before 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

Raise awareness amongst the public (general)

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

Exclude wild herbivores using physical barriers

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

Retain/create habitat corridors in farmed areas

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Retain/create habitat corridors in farmed areas

Reduce intensity of livestock grazing

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

Maintain/restore water flow across service corridors

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

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)

Physically exclude vehicles from peatlands

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

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

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

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

Add water to peatlands to compensate for drought

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Add water to peatlands to compensate for drought

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

Build barriers to protect peatlands from the sea

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Build barriers to protect peatlands from the sea

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

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

Adopt voluntary agreements to protect peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Adopt voluntary agreements to protect peatlands

Allow sustainable use of peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Allow sustainable use of peatlands

Roughen peat surface to create microclimates (without planting)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Roughen peat surface to create microclimates (without planting)

Bury upper layer of peat/soil (without planting)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Bury upper layer of peat/soil (without planting)
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Peatland Conservation

Peatland Conservation - Published 2018

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