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Actions to conserve biodiversity

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

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Reinstate the use of traditional burning practices

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

Remove leaf litter

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Remove leaf litter

Remove residential or commercial development

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

Remove trees, leaf litter and topsoil

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

Remove trees/crops to restore shrubland structure

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

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

Restore/create habitat connectivity between shrublands

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

Rotovate to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Rotovate to control grass

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

Sow seeds

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Likely to be beneficial 14 Sow seeds

Sow seeds and plant individual plants

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

Spread clippings

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Spread clippings

Strip topsoil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 5 Strip topsoil

Strip turf to control grass

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

Strip/disturb topsoil (alongside planting/seeding)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Strip/disturb topsoil (alongside planting/seeding)

Use ‘bracken bruiser’ to control bracken

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

Use cutting/mowing to mimic grazing

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Use cutting/mowing to mimic grazing

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

Use fences to exclude large herbivores

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

Use fences to exclude livestock from shrublands

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Likely to be beneficial 12 Use fences to exclude livestock from shrublands

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

Use grazing to control trees

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

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 herbicide and prescribed burning to control grass

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

Shrubland and Heathland Conservation - Published 2017

Shrubland and Heathland synopsis

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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