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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Retain/create habitat corridors across service corridors

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Retain/create habitat corridors across service corridors

Reduce frequency of harvest (of wild biological resources)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce frequency of harvest (of wild biological resources)

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)

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 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)

Implement ‘mosaic management’ when harvesting wild biological resources

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Implement ‘mosaic management’ when harvesting wild biological resources

Provide new technologies to reduce pressure on wild biological resources

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide new technologies to reduce pressure on wild biological resources

Restrict vehicle use on peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restrict vehicle use on peatlands

Physically exclude vehicles from peatlands

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

Restrict pedestrian access to peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restrict pedestrian access to peatlands

Physically exclude pedestrians from peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Physically exclude pedestrians from peatlands

Install boardwalks/paths to prevent trampling

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Install boardwalks/paths to prevent trampling

Wear snowshoes to prevent trampling

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

Adopt ecotourism principles/create an ecotourism site

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Adopt ecotourism principles/create an ecotourism site

Rewet peatland (raise water table)

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Beneficial 36 Rewet peatland (raise water table)

Reduce water level of flooded peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce water level of flooded peatlands

Restore natural water level fluctuations

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restore natural water level fluctuations

Cut/mow herbaceous plants to maintain or restore disturbance

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Likely to be beneficial 14 Cut/mow herbaceous plants to maintain or restore disturbance

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

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 prescribed fire to maintain or restore disturbance

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

Thin vegetation to prevent wild fires

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

Rewet peat to prevent wild fires

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

Build fire breaks

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Build fire breaks
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