Action: Place signs to deter gathering of shrubland species
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- We found no studies that evaluated the effects of placing signs to deter gathering of shrubland species.
'We found no studies’ means that we have not yet found any studies that have directly evaluated this action during our systematic journal and report searches. Therefore we have been unable to assess whether or not the action is effective or has any harmful impacts. Please get in touch if you know of such a study for this action.
Signs can be installed in shrublands where species have been harvested encouraging people to not harvest these plants. Installation of signs has been shown to be effective in other contexts, such as reducing disturbance of nesting birds (Williams et al. 2017).
Williams, D.R., Child, M.F., Dicks, L.V., Ockendon, N., Pople, R.G., Showler, D.A., Walsh, J.C., zu Ermgassen, E.K.H.J. & Sutherland, W.J. (2017) Bird Conservation. Pages 95-244 in: W.J. Sutherland, L.V. Dicks, N. Ockendon & R.K. Smith (eds) What Works in Conservation 2017. Open Book Publishers, Cambridge, UK.