1876 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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Use shelterwood harvest instead of clearcutting

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Use shelterwood harvest instead of clearcutting

Use shelterwood cutting instead of clearcutting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use shelterwood cutting instead of clearcutting

Use shelterwood cutting instead of clearcutting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use shelterwood cutting instead of clearcutting

Use shelter wood cutting instead of clear-cutting

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use shelter wood cutting instead of clear-cutting

Use shark liver oil to reduce seabird bycatch

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use shark liver oil to reduce seabird bycatch

Use shading for planted trees

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use shading for planted trees

Use selective thinning after restoration planting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use selective thinning after restoration planting

Use selective or reduced impact logging instead of conventional logging

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Use selective or reduced impact logging instead of conventional logging

Use selective logging instead of clear-cutting

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Use selective logging instead of clear-cutting

Use selective harvesting/logging instead of clearcutting

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 7 Use selective harvesting/logging instead of clearcutting

Use scaring devices (eg. gas guns) and other deterrents to reduce persecution of native species

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Evidence not assessed 1 Use scaring devices (eg. gas guns) and other deterrents to reduce persecution of native species

Use rotational grazing to restore oak savannas

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use rotational grazing to restore oak savannas

Use ring-barking (girdling), cutting or silvicides to produce snags

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Use ring-barking (girdling), cutting or silvicides to produce snags

Use repellents to deter birds from landing on pools polluted by mining

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Use repellents to deter birds from landing on pools polluted by mining

Use repellents on baits for predator control

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use repellents on baits for predator control

Use red lighting rather than other lighting colours

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use red lighting rather than other lighting colours

Use raptor models to deter birds and so reduce incidental mortality

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Unlikely to be beneficial 1 Use raptor models to deter birds and so reduce incidental mortality

Use puppets to increase the survival or growth of hand-reared chicks

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Use puppets to increase the survival or growth of hand-reared chicks

Use prescribed fire: effects on young trees

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 17 Use prescribed fire: effects on young trees

Use prescribed fire: effects on mature trees

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 16 Use prescribed fire: effects on mature trees

Use prescribed fire: effect on understory plants

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 37 Use prescribed fire: effect on understory plants

Use prescribed fire to remove invasive plant species

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use prescribed fire to remove invasive plant species

Use prescribed fire to maintain or restore disturbance

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Use prescribed fire to maintain or restore disturbance

Use prescribed fire to control problematic plants

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 6 Use prescribed fire to control problematic plants

Use prescribed fire or modifications to burning regime in grassland

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 3 Use prescribed fire or modifications to burning regime in grassland
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