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We have summarised evidence from the scientific literature about the effects of actions to conserve wildlife and ecosystems.

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Work inward from barriers or boundaries (e.g. river) to avoid pushing primates toward an impassable barrier or inhospitable habitat

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Work inward from barriers or boundaries (e.g. river) to avoid pushing primates toward an impassable barrier or inhospitable habitat

Weight baits or lines to reduce longline bycatch of seabirds

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Weight baits or lines to reduce longline bycatch of seabirds

Wear snowshoes to prevent trampling

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Wear snowshoes to prevent trampling

Wear gloves when handling primate food, tool items, etc.

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Wear gloves when handling primate food, tool items, etc.

Wear face-masks to avoid transmission of viral and bacterial diseases to primates

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Wear face-masks to avoid transmission of viral and bacterial diseases to primates

Water: Use seasonal grazing

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Water: Use seasonal grazing

Water: Use reduced tillage in arable fields

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Likely to be beneficial 17 Water: Use reduced tillage in arable fields

Water: Use organic fertilizer instead of inorganic

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 11 Water: Use organic fertilizer instead of inorganic

Water: Use no tillage instead of reduced tillage

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Water: Use no tillage instead of reduced tillage

Water: Use no tillage in arable fields

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Likely to be beneficial 15 Water: Use no tillage in arable fields

Water: Use fewer grazers

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Water: Use fewer grazers

Water: Use crop rotations

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Water: Use crop rotations

Water: Restore habitat along watercourses

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Water: Restore habitat along watercourses

Water: Plant or maintain ground cover in orchards or vineyards

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 21 Water: Plant or maintain ground cover in orchards or vineyards

Water: Plant buffer strips

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 5 Water: Plant buffer strips

Water: Grow cover crops in arable fields

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 19 Water: Grow cover crops in arable fields

Water: Exclude grazers

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 6 Water: Exclude grazers

Water: Add slurry to the soil

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 7 Water: Add slurry to the soil

Water: Add sewage sludge to the soil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Water: Add sewage sludge to the soil

Water: Add manure to the soil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 5 Water: Add manure to the soil

Water: Add compost to the soil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 6 Water: Add compost to the soil

Water seedlings

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Water seedlings

Water primrose: Use of mats placed on the bottom of the water body

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Awaiting assessment 0 Water primrose: Use of mats placed on the bottom of the water body

Water primrose: Use of liquid nitrogen

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Awaiting assessment 0 Water primrose: Use of liquid nitrogen

Water primrose: Use of hydrogen peroxide

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Awaiting assessment 0 Water primrose: Use of hydrogen peroxide
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