125 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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Add fresh peat to peatland (before planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add fresh peat to peatland (before planting)

Add inorganic fertilizer (before/after planting)

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 9 Add inorganic fertilizer (before/after planting)

Add inorganic fertilizer (without planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Add inorganic fertilizer (without planting)

Add lime (before/after planting)

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 6 Add lime (before/after planting)

Add lime to reduce acidity and/or increase fertility

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add lime to reduce acidity and/or increase fertility

Add mixed vegetation to peatland surface

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Beneficial 18 Add mixed vegetation to peatland surface

Add mosses to peatland surface

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Beneficial 13 Add mosses to peatland surface

Add organic fertilizer (before/after planting)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Add organic fertilizer (before/after planting)

Add root-associated fungi to plants (before planting)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Add root-associated fungi to plants (before planting)

Add water to peatlands to compensate for drought

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Add water to peatlands to compensate for drought

Adopt ecotourism principles/create an ecotourism site

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Adopt ecotourism principles/create an ecotourism site

Adopt voluntary agreements to protect peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Adopt voluntary agreements to protect peatlands

Adopt zero burning policies near peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Adopt zero burning policies near peatlands

Allow sustainable use of peatlands

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Allow sustainable use of peatlands

Backfill trenches dug for pipelines

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Backfill trenches dug for pipelines

Build artificial bird perches to encourage seed dispersal

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Build artificial bird perches to encourage seed dispersal

Build barriers to protect peatlands from the sea

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Build barriers to protect peatlands from the sea

Build fire breaks

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Build fire breaks

Bury upper layer of peat/soil (before planting)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Bury upper layer of peat/soil (before planting)

Bury upper layer of peat/soil (without planting)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Bury upper layer of peat/soil (without planting)

Change season/timing of cutting/mowing

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Change season/timing of cutting/mowing

Change season/timing of livestock grazing

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Change season/timing of livestock grazing

Change type of livestock

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Change type of livestock

Clean waste water before it enters the environment

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Clean waste water before it enters the environment

Control populations of wild herbivores

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Control populations of wild herbivores
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