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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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Burn leaf litter

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Burn leaf litter

Add sulphur to soil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add sulphur to soil

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

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

Plant individual plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Plant individual plants

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

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

Plant turf

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Plant turf

Add fertilizer to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

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

Add peat to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

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

Add mulch to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

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

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)

Add sulphur to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

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

Strip/disturb topsoil (alongside planting/seeding)

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

Plant seed balls

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Plant seed balls

Plant/sow seeds of nurse plants alongside focal plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Plant/sow seeds of nurse plants alongside focal plants

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

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

Raise awareness amongst the general public

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Raise awareness amongst the general public
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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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