Action: Use signs and access restrictions to reduce disturbance
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- We found no studies that evaluated the effects of placing signs to discourage access to sensitive areas of shrub habitat on shrublands.
'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 to discourage people from accessing sensitive areas of shrubland. 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.