190 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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Adapt bat roost structures to buffer against temperature extremes

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Adapt bat roost structures to buffer against temperature extremes

Apply textured coating to turbines

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Apply textured coating to turbines

Automatically reduce turbine blade rotation when bat activity is high

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Automatically reduce turbine blade rotation when bat activity is high

Avoid illumination of bat commuting routes

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Avoid illumination of bat commuting routes

Avoid illumination of key bat habitats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Avoid illumination of key bat habitats

Avoid planting fruit trees alongside roads in areas with fruit bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Avoid planting fruit trees alongside roads in areas with fruit bats

Avoid the use of antiparasitic drugs for livestock

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Avoid the use of antiparasitic drugs for livestock

Breed bats in captivity

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Unlikely to be beneficial 6 Breed bats in captivity

Breed bats in captivity to supplement wild populations affected by white-nose syndrome

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Breed bats in captivity to supplement wild populations affected by white-nose syndrome

Carry out surveillance of bats for early treatment/action to reduce disease/viruses

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Carry out surveillance of bats for early treatment/action to reduce disease/viruses

Change effluent treatments of domestic and urban waste water

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Change effluent treatments of domestic and urban waste water

Change effluent treatments used in agriculture and forestry

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Change effluent treatments used in agriculture and forestry

Change timing of building work

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Change timing of building work

Change timing of forestry operations

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Change timing of forestry operations

Close off potential access points on turbines to prevent roosting bats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Close off potential access points on turbines to prevent roosting bats

Conserve roosting sites for bats in old structures or buildings

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Conserve roosting sites for bats in old structures or buildings

Control harmful invasive bat prey species

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Control harmful invasive bat prey species

Control invasive non-predatory competitors

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Control invasive non-predatory competitors

Control invasive plant species

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Control invasive plant species

Control invasive predators

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Control invasive predators

Coppice woodland

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Coppice woodland

Create alternative bat roosts within developments

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Create alternative bat roosts within developments

Create artificial caves or hibernacula for bats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Create artificial caves or hibernacula for bats

Create artificial hollows and cracks in trees for roosting bats

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Create artificial hollows and cracks in trees for roosting bats

Create artificial water sources

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Create artificial water sources
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