109 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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Shorten the period during which livestock can graze

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Shorten the period during which livestock can graze

Rotovate to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Rotovate to control grass

Restore/create habitat connectivity between shrublands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restore/create habitat connectivity between shrublands

Restore habitat in area predicted to have suitable climate for shrubland species in the future

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Restore habitat in area predicted to have suitable climate for shrubland species in the future

Remove trees/crops to restore shrubland structure

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Remove trees/crops to restore shrubland structure

Remove trees, leaf litter and topsoil

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Remove trees, leaf litter and topsoil

Remove residential or commercial development

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Remove residential or commercial development

Remove leaf litter

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Remove leaf litter

Reinstate the use of traditional burning practices

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Reinstate the use of traditional burning practices

Reduce the frequency of prescribed burning

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce the frequency of prescribed burning

Reduce pesticide use on nearby agricultural/forestry land

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce pesticide use on nearby agricultural/forestry land

Reduce numbers of large herbivores

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

Reduce number of livestock

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Beneficial 16 Reduce number of livestock

Reduce herbicide use on nearby agricultural/forestry land

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce herbicide use on nearby agricultural/forestry land

Reduce fertilizer use on nearby agricultural/forestry land

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce fertilizer use on nearby agricultural/forestry land

Re-route paths to reduce habitat disturbance

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

Rake to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Rake to control grass

Raise awareness amongst the general public

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Raise awareness amongst the general public

Provide education programmes about shrublands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide education programmes about shrublands

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

Plant/seed under established vegetation

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Plant/seed under established vegetation

Plant vegetation to act as a buffer to exclude pollution

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Plant vegetation to act as a buffer to exclude pollution

Plant turf

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Plant turf

Plant spiny shrubs to act as barriers to people

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Plant spiny shrubs to act as barriers to people

Plant shrubs in clusters

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Plant shrubs in clusters
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Shrubland and Heathland Conservation

Shrubland and Heathland Conservation - Published 2017

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