Action: Provide buffer strips around in-field ponds
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- We found no evidence describing the effect of buffer strips around in-field ponds on pollution levels and bird populations.
'No evidence' for an action means we have not yet found any studies that directly and quantitatively tested 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.
Buffer strips around in-field ponds serve the same purpose as those along rivers – reducing pollution and providing habitat. Studies describing the use of buffer strips by birds are described in ‘Habitat restoration and creation’.