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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Cut trees and increase livestock numbers

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

Cut trees and apply herbicide

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Cut trees and apply herbicide

Cut trees

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Cut trees

Cut to control bracken

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Cut to control bracken

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 bracken and rotovate

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Cut bracken and rotovate

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

Cut and burn bracken

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

Cut and apply herbicide to control bracken

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Cut and apply herbicide to control bracken

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

Change type of livestock

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Change type of livestock

Burn shrublands to reduce impacts of pollutants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Burn shrublands to reduce impacts of pollutants

Burn leaf litter

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Burn leaf litter

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

Apply herbicide to trees

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Apply herbicide to trees

Apply herbicide and sow seeds of shrubland plants to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Apply herbicide and sow seeds of shrubland plants to control grass

Apply herbicide and remove plants to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Apply herbicide and remove plants to control grass

Allow shrubland to regenerate without active management

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Likely to be beneficial 15 Allow shrubland to regenerate without active management

Add topsoil (alongside planting/seeding)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add topsoil (alongside planting/seeding)

Add topsoil

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Add topsoil

Add sulphur to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Add sulphur to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

Add sulphur to soil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add sulphur to soil

Add root associated bacteria/fungi to introduced plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Add root associated bacteria/fungi to introduced plants

Add peat to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Add peat to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

Add peat to soil

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Add peat to soil
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Shrubland and Heathland Conservation

Shrubland and Heathland Conservation - Published 2017

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