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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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Cut trees and remove tree seedlings

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Cut trees and remove tree seedlings

Cut/mow shrubland to control trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Cut/mow shrubland to control trees

Use grazing to control trees

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

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 and use prescribed burning

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Cut trees and use prescribed burning

Cut/mow to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 5 Cut/mow to control grass

Cut/mow to control grass and sow seed of shrubland plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Cut/mow to control grass and sow seed of shrubland plants

Rake to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Rake to control grass

Cut/mow and rotovate to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Cut/mow and rotovate to control grass

Use herbicide to control grass

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Unlikely to be beneficial 9 Use herbicide to control grass

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

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

Strip turf to control grass

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

Rotovate to control grass

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Rotovate to control grass

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

Use herbicide to control bracken

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Use herbicide to control bracken

Cut to control bracken

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Cut to control bracken

Cut and apply herbicide to control bracken

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

Cut and burn bracken

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

Cut bracken and rotovate

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Cut bracken and rotovate

Use herbicide and sow seed of shrubland plants to control bracken

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use herbicide and sow seed of shrubland plants to control bracken
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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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