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Actions to conserve biodiversity

We have summarised evidence from the scientific literature about the effects of actions to conserve wildlife and ecosystems.

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Wear snowshoes to prevent trampling

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Wear snowshoes to prevent trampling

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

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 low impact vehicles for harvesting (wild biological resources)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use low impact vehicles for harvesting (wild biological resources)

Use low impact harvesting techniques (for wild biological resources)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use low impact harvesting techniques (for wild biological resources)

Use herbicide to control problematic plants

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

Use grazing to maintain or restore disturbance

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 4 Use grazing to maintain or restore disturbance

Use grazing to control problematic plants

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

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

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

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 covers/barriers to control problematic plants

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

Use biodegradable oil in farming machinery

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

Use barriers to keep livestock off ungrazed peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use barriers to keep livestock off ungrazed 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

Thin vegetation to prevent wild fires

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Thin vegetation to prevent wild fires

Stabilize peatland surface to help plants colonize

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

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

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)

Rewet peatland (raise water table)

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Beneficial 36 Rewet peatland (raise water table)

Rewet peatland (before/after planting)

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

Rewet peat to prevent wild fires

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Rewet peat to prevent wild fires

Retain/create habitat corridors in farmed areas

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

Retain/create habitat corridors in developed areas

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

Retain/create habitat corridors in areas of energy production or mining

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain/create habitat corridors in areas of energy production or mining
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Peatland Conservation

Peatland Conservation - Published 2018

Peatland Conservation

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