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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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Apply herbicide to trees

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Apply herbicide to trees

Apply herbicide and sow seeds of shrubland plants to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Apply herbicide and sow seeds of shrubland plants to control grass

Use grazing or alter livestock to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use grazing or alter livestock to control grass

Strip turf to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Strip turf to control grass

Reduce numbers of large herbivores

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Reduce numbers of large herbivores

Mow shrubland to reduce impacts of pollutants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Mow shrubland to reduce impacts of pollutants

Burn shrublands to reduce impacts of pollutants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Burn shrublands to reduce impacts of pollutants

Use erosion blankets/mats to aid plant establishment

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use erosion blankets/mats to aid plant establishment

Add fertilizer to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Add fertilizer to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

Add peat to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Add peat to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

Add mulch to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Add mulch to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

Plant/sow seeds of nurse plants alongside focal plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Plant/sow seeds of nurse plants alongside focal plants

Add root associated bacteria/fungi to introduced plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Add root associated bacteria/fungi to introduced plants

Use prescribed burning to control trees

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use prescribed burning to control trees

Use prescribed burning to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use prescribed burning to control grass

Disturb topsoil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Disturb topsoil

Add topsoil (alongside planting/seeding)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add topsoil (alongside planting/seeding)

Re-route paths to reduce habitat disturbance

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Re-route paths to reduce habitat disturbance

Cut trees and remove leaf litter

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Cut trees and remove leaf litter

Cut trees and remove tree seedlings

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Cut trees and remove tree seedlings

Use grazing to control trees

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use grazing to control trees

Rake to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Rake to control grass

Cut/mow and rotovate to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Cut/mow and rotovate to control grass

Apply herbicide and remove plants to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Apply herbicide and remove plants to control grass

Rotovate to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Rotovate to control grass
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Shrubland and Heathland Conservation

Shrubland and Heathland Conservation - Published 2017

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What Works in Conservation

What Works in Conservation

What Works in Conservation assesses the research looking at whether interventions are beneficial or not. It is based on summarised evidence in synopses, on topics such as amphibians, bats, biodiversity in European farmland, and control of freshwater invasive species. More are available and in progress.

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