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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Raise awareness amongst the public (general)

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

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

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

Adopt zero burning policies near peatlands

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

Irrigate peatland (without planting)

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

Exclude wild herbivores using physical barriers

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

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

Retain/create habitat corridors in farmed areas

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

Cut/remove/thin forest plantations

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Cut/remove/thin forest plantations

Cut/remove/thin forest plantations and rewet peat

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Likely to be beneficial 11 Cut/remove/thin forest plantations and rewet peat

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

Exclude or remove livestock from degraded peatlands

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Exclude or remove livestock from degraded peatlands

Reduce intensity of livestock grazing

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

Change type of livestock

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Change type of livestock

Change season/timing of livestock grazing

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Change season/timing of livestock grazing

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

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

Backfill trenches dug for pipelines

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Backfill trenches dug for pipelines

Maintain/restore water flow across service corridors

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