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Actions to conserve wildlife

We have summarised evidence from the scientific literature about the effects of actions to conserve wildlife and ecosystems.

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Remove residential or commercial development

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

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 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 plant species affected by gathering

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

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

Reduce the frequency of prescribed burning

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

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

Create buffer zones beside roads and other transportation corridors

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Create buffer zones beside roads and other transportation corridors

Use signs and access restrictions to reduce disturbance

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use signs and access restrictions to reduce disturbance

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

Use prescribed burning to mimic natural fire cycle

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use prescribed burning to mimic natural fire cycle

Use prescribed burning to reduce potential for large wild fires

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use prescribed burning to reduce potential for large wild fires

Cut strips of shrubland vegetation to reduce the spread of fire

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Cut strips of shrubland vegetation to reduce the spread of fire

Cut/mow shrubland to control trees

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

Cut trees and increase livestock numbers

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Cut trees and increase livestock numbers

Cut and burn bracken

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Cut and burn bracken

Use herbicide and sow seed of shrubland plants to control bracken

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use herbicide and sow seed of shrubland plants to control bracken

Increase livestock numbers to control bracken

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

Use herbicide and grazing to control bracken

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use herbicide and grazing to control bracken

Use biological control to reduce the number of problematic invertebrates

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use biological control to reduce the number of problematic invertebrates

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

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 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

Add lime to shrubland to reduce the impacts of sulphur dioxide pollution

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Add lime to shrubland to reduce the impacts of sulphur dioxide pollution
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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 provides expert assessments of the effectiveness of actions, based on summarised evidence in synopses. Subjects covered so far include amphibians, birds, terrestrial mammals, forests, peatland and control of freshwater invasive species. More are in progress.

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