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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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)

Introduce nurse plants (without planting peatland vegetation)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Introduce nurse plants (without planting peatland vegetation)

Add organic fertilizer (before/after planting)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Add organic fertilizer (before/after planting)

Rewet peatland (before/after planting)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Rewet peatland (before/after planting)

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)

Bury upper layer of peat/soil (before planting)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Bury upper layer of peat/soil (before 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

Use fences or barriers to protect planted vegetation

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use fences or barriers to protect planted vegetation

Protect or prepare vegetation before planting (other interventions)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Protect or prepare vegetation before planting (other interventions)

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 amongst the public (problematic species)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Raise awareness amongst the public (problematic species)

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

Adopt zero burning policies near peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Adopt zero burning policies near peatlands

Control populations of wild herbivores

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Control populations of wild herbivores

Remove residential or commercial development from peatlands

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

Retain/create habitat corridors in developed areas

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain/create habitat corridors in developed areas

Implement ‘mosaic management’ of agriculture

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