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Actions to conserve wildlife

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

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American bullfrog control: Application of a biocide

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 American bullfrog control: Application of a biocide

American bullfrog control: Biological control of co-occurring beneficial species

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 American bullfrog control: Biological control of co-occurring beneficial species

American bullfrog control: Biological control using native predators

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Likely to be beneficial 1 American bullfrog control: Biological control using native predators

American bullfrog control: Collection of egg clutches

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 American bullfrog control: Collection of egg clutches

American bullfrog control: Direct removal of adults

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Likely to be beneficial 4 American bullfrog control: Direct removal of adults

American bullfrog control: Direct removal of juveniles

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Likely to be beneficial 2 American bullfrog control: Direct removal of juveniles

American bullfrog control: Draining ponds and altering the length of time for which the pond contains water

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 American bullfrog control: Draining ponds and altering the length of time for which the pond contains water

American bullfrog control: Fencing

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 American bullfrog control: Fencing

American bullfrog control: Habitat modification

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 American bullfrog control: Habitat modification

American bullfrog control: Pond destruction

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 American bullfrog control: Pond destruction

American bullfrog control: Public education

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 American bullfrog control: Public education

Asian clams: Add chemicals to the water

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Beneficial 3 Asian clams: Add chemicals to the water

Asian clams: Change pH of the water

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Awaiting assessment 0 Asian clams: Change pH of the water

Asian clams: Change salinity of the water

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Beneficial 1 Asian clams: Change salinity of the water

Asian clams: Change temperature of the water

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Asian clams: Change temperature of the water

Asian clams: Clean equipment

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Asian clams: Clean equipment

Asian clams: Drain the invaded water body

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Awaiting assessment 0 Asian clams: Drain the invaded water body

Asian clams: Exposure to disease-causing organisms

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Awaiting assessment 0 Asian clams: Exposure to disease-causing organisms

Asian clams: Exposure to parasites

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Awaiting assessment 0 Asian clams: Exposure to parasites

Asian clams: Mechanical removal

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Beneficial 2 Asian clams: Mechanical removal

Asian clams: Public awareness and education

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Awaiting assessment 0 Asian clams: Public awareness and education

Asian clams: Reduce oxygen in the water

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Unlikely to be beneficial 1 Asian clams: Reduce oxygen in the water

Asian clams: Remove by hand

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Awaiting assessment 0 Asian clams: Remove by hand

Asian clams: Use gas-impermeable barriers

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Asian clams: Use gas-impermeable barriers

Brown and black bullheads: Application of a biocide

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Beneficial 2 Brown and black bullheads: Application of a biocide
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Control of Freshwater Invasive Species

Control of Freshwater Invasive Species - 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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