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

Legally protect peatlands

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Legally protect peatlands

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

Pay landowners to protect peatlands

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Pay landowners to protect peatlands

Increase ‘on-the-ground’ protection (e.g. rangers)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Increase ‘on-the-ground’ protection (e.g. rangers)

Allow sustainable use of peatlands

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

Restore/create peatland vegetation (multiple interventions)

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Likely to be beneficial 8 Restore/create peatland vegetation (multiple interventions)

Restore/create peatland vegetation using the moss layer transfer technique

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Restore/create peatland vegetation using the moss layer transfer technique

Fill/block ditches to create conditions suitable for peatland plants (without planting)

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Fill/block ditches to create conditions suitable for peatland plants (without planting)

Excavate pools (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Excavate pools (without planting)

Reprofile/relandscape peatland (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Reprofile/relandscape peatland (without planting)

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)

Remove upper layer of peat/soil (without planting)

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Remove upper layer of peat/soil (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)

Disturb peatland surface to encourage growth of desirable plants (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Disturb peatland surface to encourage growth of desirable plants (without planting)

Add inorganic fertilizer (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Add inorganic fertilizer (without planting)

Cover peatland with organic mulch (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Cover peatland with organic mulch (without planting)

Cover peatland with something other than mulch (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Cover peatland with something other than mulch (without planting)

Stabilize peatland surface to help plants colonize

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

Introduce nurse plants (without planting peatland vegetation)

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

Build artificial bird perches to encourage seed dispersal

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Build artificial bird perches to encourage seed dispersal
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