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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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Plant seed balls

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Plant seed balls

Plant individual plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Plant individual plants

Place signs to deter gathering of shrubland species

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Place signs to deter gathering of shrubland species

Mow shrubland to reduce impacts of pollutants

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

Maintain/create habitat corridors in developed areas

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Maintain/create habitat corridors in developed areas

Maintain habitat corridors over or under roads and other transportation corridors

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Maintain habitat corridors over or under roads and other transportation corridors

Maintain habitat corridors in areas of energy production or mining

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Maintain habitat corridors in areas of energy production or mining

Legally protect shrubland

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Legally protect shrubland

Legally protect plant species affected by gathering

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Legally protect plant species affected by gathering

Legally protect habitat around shrubland

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Legally protect habitat around shrubland

Irrigate degraded shrublands

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Irrigate degraded shrublands

Increase number of livestock and use prescribed burning to control trees

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Increase number of livestock and use prescribed burning to control trees

Increase number of livestock

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 13 Increase number of livestock

Increase livestock numbers to control bracken

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Increase livestock numbers to control bracken

Improve connectivity between areas of shrubland to allow species movements and habitat shifts in response to climate change

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Improve connectivity between areas of shrubland to allow species movements and habitat shifts in response to climate change

Disturb vegetation

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Disturb vegetation

Disturb topsoil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Disturb topsoil

Cut/mow, rotovate and sow seeds to control grass

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

Cut/mow to control grass and sow seed of shrubland plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Cut/mow to control grass and sow seed of shrubland plants

Cut/mow to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 5 Cut/mow to control grass

Cut/mow shrubland to control trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Cut/mow shrubland to control trees

Cut/mow and rotovate to control grass

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

Cut trees and use prescribed burning

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Cut trees and use prescribed burning

Cut trees and remove tree seedlings

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

Cut trees and remove leaf litter

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

Shrubland and Heathland Conservation - Published 2017

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What Works in Conservation

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