129 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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Add lime to water bodies to reduce acidification

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 5 Add lime to water bodies to reduce acidification

Add nutrients to new ponds as larvae food source

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Add nutrients to new ponds as larvae food source

Add salt to ponds to reduce chytridiomycosis

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add salt to ponds to reduce chytridiomycosis

Add specific plants to aquatic habitats

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Add specific plants to aquatic habitats

Add woody debris to ponds

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Add woody debris to ponds

Artificially mist habitat to keep it damp

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Artificially mist habitat to keep it damp

Artificially shade ponds to prevent desiccation

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Artificially shade ponds to prevent desiccation

Augment ponds with ground water to reduce acidification

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Augment ponds with ground water to reduce acidification

Captive breeding frogs

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 34 Captive breeding frogs

Captive breeding harlequin toads (Atelopus species)

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 6 Captive breeding harlequin toads (<i>Atelopus</i> species)

Captive breeding Mallorcan midwife toads

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 3 Captive breeding Mallorcan midwife toads

Captive breeding salamanders (including newts)

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 8 Captive breeding salamanders (including newts)

Captive breeding toads

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 12 Captive breeding toads

Change mowing regime

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Change mowing regime

Clear vegetation

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Likely to be beneficial 9 Clear vegetation

Close roads during seasonal amphibian migration

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Close roads during seasonal amphibian migration

Commercially breed amphibians for the pet trade

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Commercially breed amphibians for the pet trade

Control invasive plants

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Likely to be beneficial 2 Control invasive plants

Create artificial hibernacula or aestivation sites

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Create artificial hibernacula or aestivation sites

Create habitat connectivity

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Create habitat connectivity

Create microclimate and microhabitat refuges

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Awaiting assessment 0 Create microclimate and microhabitat refuges

Create ponds for amphibians

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Beneficial 30 Create ponds for amphibians

Create ponds for frogs

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Beneficial 12 Create ponds for frogs

Create ponds for great crested newts

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Likely to be beneficial 7 Create ponds for great crested newts

Create ponds for green toads

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Create ponds for green toads
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