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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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Connect areas of natural or semi-natural habitat for bees

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0 Connect areas of natural or semi-natural habitat for bees

Conserve old buildings or structures as nesting sites for bees

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0 Conserve old buildings or structures as nesting sites for bees

Control deployment of hives/ nests

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0 Control deployment of hives/ nests

Control fire risk using mechanical shrub control and/or prescribed burning

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1 Control fire risk using mechanical shrub control and/or prescribed burning

Convert to organic farming

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8 Convert to organic farming

Create patches of bare ground for ground-nesting bees

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5 Create patches of bare ground for ground-nesting bees

Enhance bee taxonomy skills through higher education and training

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0 Enhance bee taxonomy skills through higher education and training

Ensure commercial hives/nests are disease free

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2 Ensure commercial hives/nests are disease free

Eradicate existing populations of invasive non-native species

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2 Eradicate existing populations of invasive non-native species

Exclude ants from solitary bee nesting sites

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1 Exclude ants from solitary bee nesting sites

Exclude bumblebee nest predators such as badgers and mink

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0 Exclude bumblebee nest predators such as badgers and mink

Exclude introduced European earwigs from nest sites

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1 Exclude introduced European earwigs from nest sites

Increase areas of rough grassland for bumblebee nesting

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1 Increase areas of rough grassland for bumblebee nesting

Increase the diversity of nectar and pollen plants in the landscape for bees

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1 Increase the diversity of nectar and pollen plants in the landscape for bees

Increase the proportion of natural or semi-natural habitat in the farmed landscape

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0 Increase the proportion of natural or semi-natural habitat in the farmed landscape

Increase the use of clover leys on farmland

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2 Increase the use of clover leys on farmland

Introduce agri-environment schemes to benefit wild bees

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5 Introduce agri-environment schemes to benefit wild bees

Introduce mated females to small populations to improve genetic diversity

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1 Introduce mated females to small populations to improve genetic diversity

Keep pure breeding populations of native honey bee subspecies

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1 Keep pure breeding populations of native honey bee subspecies

Leave arable field margins uncropped with natural regeneration

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6 Leave arable field margins uncropped with natural regeneration

Leave field margins unsprayed within the crop (conservation headlands)

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3 Leave field margins unsprayed within the crop (conservation headlands)

Legally protect large native trees

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1 Legally protect large native trees

Manage hedges to benefit bees

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1 Manage hedges to benefit bees

Manage land under power lines for wildlife

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1 Manage land under power lines for wildlife

Manage wild honey bees sustainably

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1 Manage wild honey bees sustainably
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