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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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Increase livestock numbers to control bracken

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Increase livestock numbers to control bracken

Use herbicide and remove leaf litter to control bracken

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use herbicide and remove leaf litter to control bracken

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 fences to exclude large herbivores

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

Reduce numbers of large herbivores

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Reduce numbers of large herbivores

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

Plant vegetation to act as a buffer to exclude pollution

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Plant vegetation to act as a buffer to exclude pollution

Reduce pesticide use on nearby agricultural/forestry land

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce pesticide use on nearby agricultural/forestry land

Reduce herbicide use on nearby agricultural/forestry land

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce herbicide use on nearby agricultural/forestry land

Reduce fertilizer use on nearby agricultural/forestry land

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Reduce fertilizer use on nearby agricultural/forestry land

Mow shrubland to reduce impacts of pollutants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Mow shrubland to reduce impacts of pollutants

Burn shrublands to reduce impacts of pollutants

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

Add lime to shrubland to reduce the impacts of sulphur dioxide pollution

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Add lime to shrubland to reduce the impacts of sulphur dioxide pollution

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

Improve connectivity between areas of shrubland to allow species movements and habitat shifts in response to climate change

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Improve connectivity between areas of shrubland to allow species movements and habitat shifts in response to climate change

Legally protect shrubland

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Legally protect shrubland

Legally protect habitat around shrubland

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Legally protect habitat around shrubland

Restore/create habitat connectivity between shrublands

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

Allow shrubland to regenerate without active management

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

Remove trees/crops to restore shrubland structure

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

Remove trees, leaf litter and topsoil

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

Strip topsoil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 5 Strip topsoil

Add topsoil

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Add topsoil

Add peat to soil

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Add peat to soil

Remove leaf litter

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Remove leaf litter
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Shrubland and Heathland Conservation

Shrubland and Heathland Conservation - Published 2017

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