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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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Burn leaf litter

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Burn leaf litter Synopsis Link

Add sulphur to soil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add sulphur to soil Synopsis Link

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 Synopsis Link

Add mulch and fertilizer to soil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add mulch and fertilizer to soil Synopsis Link

Add manure to soil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add manure to soil Synopsis Link

Irrigate degraded shrublands

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Irrigate degraded shrublands Synopsis Link

Plant individual plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Plant individual plants Synopsis Link

Sow seeds

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Likely to be beneficial 14 Sow seeds Synopsis Link

Sow seeds and plant individual plants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Sow seeds and plant individual plants Synopsis Link

Spread clippings

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Spread clippings Synopsis Link

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 Synopsis Link

Plant turf

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Plant turf Synopsis Link

Add fertilizer to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

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

Add peat to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

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

Add mulch to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

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

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) Synopsis Link

Add gypsum to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add gypsum to soil (alongside planting/seeding) Synopsis Link

Add sulphur to soil (alongside planting/seeding)

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

Strip/disturb topsoil (alongside planting/seeding)

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

Plant seed balls

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Plant seed balls Synopsis Link

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 Synopsis Link

Plant/seed under established vegetation

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Plant/seed under established vegetation Synopsis Link

Plant shrubs in clusters

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Plant shrubs in clusters Synopsis Link

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 Synopsis Link

Raise awareness amongst the general public

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