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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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

Use fences to exclude livestock from shrublands

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

Add topsoil (alongside planting/seeding)

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

Reduce number of livestock

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Beneficial 16 Reduce number of livestock

Change type of livestock

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Change type of livestock

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

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

Re-route paths to reduce habitat disturbance

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Re-route paths to reduce habitat disturbance

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

Reinstate the use of traditional burning practices

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

Use cutting/mowing to mimic grazing

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

Increase number of livestock

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 13 Increase number of livestock

Apply herbicide to trees

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Apply herbicide to trees

Cut trees

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Cut trees

Cut trees and remove leaf litter

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Cut trees and remove leaf litter
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Shrubland and Heathland Conservation

Shrubland and Heathland Conservation - Published 2017

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What Works in Conservation

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