162 Actions found

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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Allow primates to adapt to local habitat conditions for some time before introduction to the wild

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 25 Allow primates to adapt to local habitat conditions for some time before introduction to the wild

Avoid building roads in key habitat or migration routes

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Avoid building roads in key habitat or migration routes

Avoid contact between wild primates and human-raised primates

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Avoid contact between wild primates and human-raised primates

Avoid slashing climbers/lianas, trees housing them, hemi-epiphytic figs, and ground vegetation

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Avoid slashing climbers/lianas, trees housing them, hemi-epiphytic figs, and ground vegetation

Avoid/minimize logging of important food tree species for primates

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Avoid/minimize logging of important food tree species for primates

Build fences to keep humans out

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Build fences to keep humans out

Captive breeding and reintroduction of primates into the wild: born and raised in a free-ranging environment

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Captive breeding and reintroduction of primates into the wild: born and raised in a free-ranging environment

Captive breeding and reintroduction of primates into the wild: born and reared in cages

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Captive breeding and reintroduction of primates into the wild: born and reared in cages

Captive breeding and reintroduction of primates into the wild: limited free-ranging experience

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Captive breeding and reintroduction of primates into the wild: limited free-ranging experience

Certify farms and market their products as ‘primate friendly’

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Certify farms and market their products as ‘primate friendly’

Certify forest concessions and market their products as ‘primate friendly’

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Certify forest concessions and market their products as ‘primate friendly’

Certify mines and market their products as ‘primate friendly’ (e.g. ape-friendly cellular phones)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Certify mines and market their products as ‘primate friendly’ (e.g. ape-friendly cellular phones)

Change of crop (i.e. to a crop less palatable to primates)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Change of crop (i.e. to a crop less palatable to primates)

Chase crop raiding primates using dogs

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Chase crop raiding primates using dogs

Clear open patches in the forest

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Clear open patches in the forest

Close non-essential roads as soon as logging operations are complete

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Close non-essential roads as soon as logging operations are complete

Compensate farmers for produce loss caused by primates

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Compensate farmers for produce loss caused by primates

Conduct regular anti-poaching patrols

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Conduct regular anti-poaching patrols

Conduct veterinary screens of animals before reintroducing/translocating them

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 24 Conduct veterinary screens of animals before reintroducing/translocating them

Control 'reservoir' species to reduce parasite burdens/pathogen sources

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Control 'reservoir' species to reduce parasite burdens/pathogen sources

Control habitat-altering mammals (e.g. elephants) through exclusion (e.g. fences) or translocation

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Control habitat-altering mammals (e.g. elephants) through exclusion (e.g. fences) or translocation

Control inter-specific competition for food through exclusion (e.g. fences) or translocation

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Control inter-specific competition for food through exclusion (e.g. fences) or translocation

Coppice trees

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Coppice trees

Create buffer zones around protected primate habitat

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Create buffer zones around protected primate habitat

Create natural habitat islands within agricultural land

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Create natural habitat islands within agricultural land
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Primate Conservation

Primate Conservation - Published 2017

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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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