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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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Add perches to electricity pylons to reduce electrocution

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Unlikely to be beneficial 1 Add perches to electricity pylons to reduce electrocution

Add woody debris to forests

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Add woody debris to forests

Alter artificial nest sites to discourage brood parasitism

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Alter artificial nest sites to discourage brood parasitism

Alter habitat to encourage birds to leave an area

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Alter habitat to encourage birds to leave an area

Angle windows to reduce collisions by birds

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Angle windows to reduce collisions by birds

Apply herbicide to mid- and understorey vegetation

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 7 Apply herbicide to mid- and understorey vegetation

Artificially incubate and hand-rear bustards in captivity

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Artificially incubate and hand-rear bustards in captivity

Artificially incubate and hand-rear cranes in captivity

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Artificially incubate and hand-rear cranes in captivity

Artificially incubate and hand-rear gamebirds in captivity

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Artificially incubate and hand-rear gamebirds in captivity

Artificially incubate and hand-rear parrots in captivity

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Artificially incubate and hand-rear parrots in captivity

Artificially incubate and hand-rear penguins in captivity

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Artificially incubate and hand-rear penguins in captivity

Artificially incubate and hand-rear rails in captivity

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Artificially incubate and hand-rear rails in captivity

Artificially incubate and hand-rear raptors in captivity

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Likely to be beneficial 10 Artificially incubate and hand-rear raptors in captivity

Artificially incubate and hand-rear seabirds in captivity

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Artificially incubate and hand-rear seabirds in captivity

Artificially incubate and hand-rear songbirds in captivity

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Artificially incubate and hand-rear songbirds in captivity

Artificially incubate and hand-rear storks and ibises in captivity

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Artificially incubate and hand-rear storks and ibises in captivity

Artificially incubate and hand-rear vultures in captivity

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Artificially incubate and hand-rear vultures in captivity

Artificially incubate and hand-rear waders in captivity

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Artificially incubate and hand-rear waders in captivity

Artificially incubate and hand-rear wildfowl in captivity

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Artificially incubate and hand-rear wildfowl in captivity

Artificially incubate eggs or warm nests

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Artificially incubate eggs or warm nests

Bury or isolate power lines to reduce incidental bird mortality

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Likely to be beneficial 1 Bury or isolate power lines to reduce incidental bird mortality

Can captive breeding have deleterious effects on individual fitness?

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Evidence not assessed 3 Can captive breeding have deleterious effects on individual fitness?

Can nest protection increase nest abandonment?

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Evidence not assessed 4 Can nest protection increase nest abandonment?

Can nest protection increase predation of adults and chicks?

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Evidence not assessed 5 Can nest protection increase predation of adults and chicks?

Can supplementary feeding increase predation or parasitism?

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Awaiting assessment 3 Can supplementary feeding increase predation or parasitism?
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