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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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Add mulch to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add mulch to control grass

Add mulch to control grass and sow seed

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add mulch to control grass and sow seed

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 bracken and rotovate

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Cut bracken and rotovate

Use herbicide and remove leaf litter to control bracken

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use herbicide and remove leaf litter to control bracken

Use fences to exclude large herbivores

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use fences to exclude large herbivores

Remove leaf litter

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Remove leaf litter

Add sulphur to soil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add sulphur to soil

Add mulch and fertilizer to soil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add mulch and fertilizer to soil

Add manure to soil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add manure to soil

Irrigate degraded shrublands

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Irrigate degraded shrublands

Sow seeds and plant individual plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Sow seeds and plant individual plants

Build bird perches to encourage colonisation by plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Build bird perches to encourage colonisation by plants

Add mulch and fertilizer to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add mulch and fertilizer to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

Add gypsum to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add gypsum to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

Plant seed balls

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Plant seed balls

Plant/seed under established vegetation

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

Plant shrubs in clusters

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Plant shrubs in clusters

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

Cut and use prescribed burning to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Cut and use prescribed burning to control grass

Use herbicide and prescribed burning to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use herbicide and prescribed burning to control grass

Use ‘bracken bruiser’ to control bracken

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use ‘bracken bruiser’ to control bracken

Disturb vegetation

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Disturb vegetation

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
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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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